Fallacy of the Week – Ad Hominem

Ad Hominem _ directing an attack against the person making a statement rather than the statement itself. “to the man”: ad hominem (subclass): “poisoning the well” Example: “Dr. Smith’s data on the cell is biased! Nobody could possibly believe anything this guy says! I mean, he’s a Creationist!” Proponents of this fallacy attack the validity … Continue reading Fallacy of the Week – Ad Hominem