[lit-ideas] Re: Can't have a gun? Get a dog

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 06:57:04 -0700

"Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Ah, so that's what you meant.  Well, what I said wasn't a strawman.  It was
to show the absurdity of Andreas statement. I intended a reduction ad
absurdum.  Viz. If you don't need to show a dominant dog that you are
dominant, that leaves him dominant.

The absurdity of my statement? Which one wins, Lawrence? Logical arguments or facts?

Fact overthrows your argument, no matter how you argue. In India, you don't have to show dogs that you're dominant, and the dogs don't dominate by default.

And, by the way, I also saw black swans in India.


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