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Popular Science has completely shut off comments for their articles, citing trolling at their number one reason. Given our interest here at the NS in the don’t feed the trolls maxim and our fixation on the Iron Man Fallacy, it’s … Continue reading
Dennis Prager’s post at NRO today is literally a series of conservative talking points on Islam and terrorism. All pretty much familiar fare, from identifying a persecution complex in their opponents (the irony!) to blaming the Left for encouraging them … Continue reading
Two semi-related items today. First, here's Newt Gingrich's version of the secularism has caused mass shootings argument, from Thinkprogress: When you have an anti-religious, secular bureaucracy and secular judiciary seeking to drive God out of public life, something fills the … Continue reading
Chris Bertram at Crooked Timber has some interesting musings on conditional arguments. Critical point: Strawser claims that IF drones reduce civilian casualties compared to other means THEN the use of drones is justified (I’m simplifying). Philosophers will typically then say … Continue reading
Tony Perkins, of Focus on the Family fame, shows the uninitiated how to iron man. For those playing along at home, an iron man is a kind of reverse straw man. Instead of weakening an argument so as more easily to defeat it, an … Continue reading
Some classic iron manning from the Washington Post's Ombudsman (via Media Matters and Atrios): When President Obama has a bad day, or more specifically, on days when the economic news has been bad, I get a slew of feedback from conservative readers … Continue reading