Posts Tagged ‘logical fallacies’

Deflecting Criticism 2 – Ad Hom Attacks

January 3, 2012

A favoured tactic of people who are finding the evidence against them a little overwhelming and difficult to refute is to resort to an ad hom (from the Latin ad hominem – to the man) attack i.e. attack the critic not the arguments s/he is making. It has certainly been popular among some who post comments here (and indeed on other sceptic blogs). (more…)