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  • Brennan Scotland posted 1056 days ago

    Brennan Scotland

    Dear Donnie,

    "being a 'grammatical gangster' does not mean owning and putting your thesaurus to work."

    Agreed. Although, I fail to understand the necessary logical relationship between an individual's grammatical proficiency and how often they purportedly utilize a thesaurus? Which, conveniently brings me to your following assertion:

    "in order to be logical you must put forth logic instead of utter nonsense."

    Says the guy who uses suspect logic in not only his preceding/above allegation, but also commits another type of logical fallacy in his subsequent paralogism: Argumentum ad Populum ...

    "when only a few people have a problem with you, most likely other people are the problem. When many people have a problem with you, most likely you are the problem."

    This particular type of logical fallacy confuses popular sentiment with valid evidence/reasoning. It is similar to both the bandwagon fallacy and common practice fallacy. Either way, it is invariably flawed reasoning. And, contrarily, my opinion is that, since I consider most people to be much less intelligent and erudite than myself, I would definitely reconsider my position on an issue if I was ever actually in agreement with the masses.

    "If you are trying to incite a nasty reaction like a heel wrestler tries to invoke in a crowd it is mission accomplished."

    While that is not my explicit intention, given my above expressed sentiment toward the hoi polloi, it stands to reason that if I—or anyone, for that matter—relies upon sound logic, strong evidence, and verifiable facts to construct an argument, then it will most likely be an outlier and invite protest and hostility from those who have already formed, nay, cemented their unflinching belief about the issue.

  • Brennan Scotland posted 1056 days ago

    Brennan Scotland

    Dear Donnie,

    "being a 'grammatical gangster' does not mean owning and putting your thesaurus to work."

    Agreed. Although, I fail to understand the necessary logical relationship between an individual's grammatical proficiency and how often they purportedly utilize a thesaurus? Which, conveniently brings me to your following assertion:

    "in order to be logical you must put forth logic instead of utter nonsense."

    Says the guy who uses suspect logic in not only his preceding/above allegation, but also commits another type of logical fallacy in his subsequent paralogism: Argumentum ad Populum ...

    "when only a few people have a problem with you, most likely other people are the problem. When many people have a problem with you, most likely you are the problem."

    This particular type of logical fallacy confuses popular sentiment with valid evidence/reasoning. It is similar to both the bandwagon fallacy and common practice fallacy. Either way, it is invariably flawed reasoning. And, contrarily, my opinion is that, since I consider most people to be much less intelligent and erudite than myself, I would definitely reconsider my position on an issue if I was ever actually in agreement with the masses.

    "If you are trying to incite a nasty reaction like a heel wrestler tries to invoke in a crowd it is mission accomplished."

    While that is not my explicit intention, given my above expressed sentiment toward the hoi polloi, it stands to reason that if I—or anyone, for that matter—relies upon sound logic, strong evidence, and verifiable facts to construct an argument, then it will most likely be an outlier and invite protest and hostility from those who have already formed, nay, cemented their unflinching belief about the issue.