.@adonismuir Tis a sad day when people are dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” for asking sincere questions regarding their health & safety.— Matteo Wyllyamz (@mouselink) January 1, 2014
Abusive ad hominem attacks are one of the most common logical fallacies of partisan politics
The duopoloy-based partisan hate-fest in the United States is only getting more intense in Obama’s second term. Sadly, what passes for “debate” is little more than people hurling back and forth abuse from the base of their reptilian brains.
What I don’t think a lot of folks realize is that the logical fallacies present within all this aggressive and defensive rhetoric do little to change people’s opinions. With that in mind, I took a moment on Twitter to air my frustration. The following tweets in this Storify article show some of the resulting exchanges: