Originally posted by gift0fpr0phecy
reply to post by Elbereth
So then you disagree that "arguments from authority" are a fallacy??
You are confirming my beliefs you don't think for your self. You need people of authority to tell you what is true or not. That is pathetic.
A quote from one of my posts on page 2 of this thread:
"The truth is whatever these bastards cook up for us, deep fried in our own lard, made palatable with the secret sauce of our soldiers blood, and willingly gagged down by us with satisfied smiles on our neutered, brain dead faces."
Do you really believe I don't think for myself, or did your slam on me just sound good, and was easier than trying to understand the point I was making about arguments from authority.
Again, to cite the article you linked to but apparently only read far enough into to justify your own preconceptions:
On the other hand, arguments from authority are an important part of informal logic. Since we cannot have expert knowledge of many subjects, we often rely on the judgments of those who do. There is no fallacy involved in simply arguing that the assertion made by an authority is true. The fallacy only arises when it is claimed or implied that the authority is infallible in principle and can hence be exempted from criticism.
Did you read it this time? Yes? Did it sink in?
Your emoticon is obnoxious.
edit on 5-5-2011 by Elbereth because: restraint