[extropy-chat] The great global warming swindle

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Thu Apr 5 23:44:48 UTC 2007

Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> On 4/5/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
>>In the context of the "climate swindle" allegation, this is about as
>>relevant as dismissing the claims of an astronomer who reports
>>evidence that a killer asteroid is heading our way by pointing out
>>that she holidays each year in the Swiss Alps and wears fuck-me shoes.
> ### Well, I see Mr Gore as another evangelist, thumping his green book
> against the pulpit, invoking fire and brimstone (or rather, high AC
> bills) to bring us sinners to the path of righteous self-denial.
> I find it is quite relevant to bring such personal, moral arguments to
> bear here, since it is a moral, not a scientific discussion.

But Rafal, that fails even as a moral argument.  Logical fallacy of ad 
hominem tu quoque.  Just because someone is a hypocrite doesn't mean 
they're wrong.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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