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Talk:Ad hominem

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This is one of the most common and probably most common debate fallacies I see committed. I'm very accustomed to seeing Evolutionists who, unable to defeat the facts, resort to this fallacy. It is also known as mudslinging or personal attacks, and basically involves attacking the person to try and call their reputation into question so others won't listen to them, even though their argument is valid. It's a desperate maneuver used to try and distract from a losing argument by those who are dishonest. Another common fallacy is the Strawman argument, distorting the other person's position and essentially putting words in their mouth. --Jzyehoshua 00:31, 28 June 2012 (PDT)

We have a page on the straw man fallacy, too. ~ Webster (talk) 14:10, 26 August 2012 (PDT)