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noun: pedant; plural noun: pedants
a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.
of or like a pedant.
"many of the essays are long, dense, and too pedantic to hold great appeal"
An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Fallacious Ad hominem reasoning is normally categorized as an informal fallacy, more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance. Ad hominem reasoning is not always fallacious, for example, when it relates to the credibility of statements of fact.
originally posted by: Starcrossd
Regardless of how one feels about astrology, it is quite interesting that so many major astronomical events seem to be occurring so close together. I don't think the cardinal cross can be good either personally.
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
What is the best program for doing an analysis that gives the varied or comprehensive set of results, any idea?
Here ya go, explain me based on astrology ;-)
Why didn't Napoleon listen to the astrologers? He invaded Russia when Mars was retrograde. President Johnson went into Vietnam with Mars going backwards. The Argentinians attacked the occupied Falkland Islands when...you get the idea.