posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by rhinoceros
Haha, don't ever try these tactics when arguing with a professor in philosophy, you will get worked. I am not, but am 2 years away from being one,
so I have had many discussions on the sort.
You have just used yet another fallacy, namely the Straw Man, with your example of a golden sumatran rhino statue orbiting Pluto.
A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "attack a straw man" is to create the
illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having
actually refuted the original position
You should also know that scientists do not use fallacies.
I actually don't know whether the DNA phantom effect is real or not, it was the purpose of creating this thread to get some positive and constructive
feedback, so thank you for searching ISI.
The implications of the effect are enormous, so that probably does mean it is fake. But it could also mean that it is so important that it is being
suppressed(not unheard of during the Bush admin.) by the Russians.
The two possibilities are empirically equivalent to me right now, I respect your early call that this is not real, or at least not verifiable.