Thursday, May 18, 2006

ad hominemejad

Jess brought my attention to this excellent recent segment on The Colbert Report. Not only do the Republicans in question commit a classic ad hominem fallacy--thereby disobeying the rules of classical logic--but Colbert ties it to the primary tenet of internets logic: name-checking Hitler is a great way to destroy your argument.

Of course, Colbert brilliantly sees their ad hominem and raises them reductio ad absurdum. And this is what we love about Colbert: he fights absurdity with absurdity. I aspire to do the same.


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