[lit-ideas] Re: Moderate Muslims

  • From: "Judith Evans" <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 17:57:17 +0100

I am hammering away at you, Lawrence, because I believe you have failed to 
understand the nature of the arguments here. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lawrence Helm 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 5:45 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Moderate Muslims


  You are hammering me in such a way as to make me think you are in Simon's 
state: unable to appreciate or understand the significance and nature of a 
fallacy, and by implication, the significance and nature of Logic.  Perhaps the 
practice of Logic is becoming a lost art in this modern world.  To be free of 
the rules of logic seems to encourage many to make the most outlandish and 
ridiculous statements and draw the most absurd conclusions.  The Sam Harris 
article quoted by Eric provides several cogent and alarming of examples of the 
danger such faulty thinking can cause. 


  -----Original Message-----
  From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Judith Evans
  Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 9:29 AM
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Moderate Muslims

  LH> >>I was not able to determine that there were any moderates 

  > in the Middle East because neither Omar nor I could find 

  > hide nor hair of them.


  EY> Let me repost an excerpt from this article to see if it can 

  > advance the discussion.

  Lawrence will be able to tell you which Fallacy you committed in

  assuming this helps us determine whether there are any moderates

  in the Middle East


  Judy Evans, Cardiff


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