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Ad Hominem Arguments in Global Warming

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Ad hominem arguments are a fallacious form of reasoning.

Why is it that ad hominem arguments are used in the global warming debate? It seems to be especially prevalent among “global warmers.” Or is this selective perception on my part?

If the skeptics decided to use ad hominem arguments as well, what would they look like? The following list has appeared on Internet blogs by Luboš Motl and others. It shows the academic credentials for some of the best-known spokespersons for global warming. (Please let us know if there are errors in this list.)

This list can be found here.

Written by mzfeldm

December 10th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

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