Discuss PseudoSkeptics and their Fallacies. Share strategies for debating them.
Why do skeptics cite the 'No True Scotsman' fallacy on every situation in which the genuineness of someone is?
Can you show examples?
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I've never heard of this "No True Scotsman" fallacy. Needless to say that I checked the Wikipedia definition and you are spot on with your question.
As for examples, this forum is FULL of examples and if Really? would like an example, he can dig around himself.
I'm not aware of any skeptics here using it. My impression was the op was insinuating that skeptics in general use the fallacy.
It's polite to present examples when such an assertion is claimed. That allows everyone to see for themselves whether or not the the assertion is true. If not this thread won't move any further especially if the poster doesn't return.
It's also polite to welcome a newbie.
As for skeptics here using it, I think that if I had the time, I'd find one or two of these sort of references. I don't think that the OP was accusing anyone here of doing anything in particular, he was probably just trying to make on topic conversation to test the waters.
hmm, I note the 'Fallacies' button and page above, but it would be interesting to blend in some of those classic identified philosophical and epistemological fallacies into the discussion to prove how age old they are and how they are still being used.
Like the classic ProfWag line, 'as soon as I saw x on that website, I refused to read any further'... that one must have a name...
That's not a logical fallacy.
The OP can be interpreted a couple of ways since it really isn't a complete sentence. If OP comes back maybe they can clarify.
So then are you saying that ProfWag is not logical?
Actually, I was saying the opposite - he DIDN'T make a logical fallacy there!
Yes it is.
Name the fallacy then.
You want me to coin a name for his logical fallacy?
Sure, go ahead
I'd just call it "waggling".
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