“Who de cap fit, let ‘im wear it . . . ” — a (preliminary) collection of seen-in-the-wild Darwinist fever swamp fallacies
I am thinking it is time we began a collection of Darwinist fever swamp fallacies found in the wild.
(Make sure to get your Malaria shot before going there . . . )
After the now standard “your’e a quote miner” false accusation and the “it’s a Gish galloper” smear of a man not present to defend himself and associated false accusation of wholesale lying, we have been seeing a few choice ones recently.
Let’s begin a collection:
The Darwinist 1984-style Orwellian doubletalk definition slip-slide trojan horse.
I think that about captures it: it’s not what it seems like, and it’s what’s inside the wrapper that counts. often used with false accusations like you’re quote mining or you’re on a Gish gallop when challenged.
The Darwinist toxic rhetorical squid ink cloud to enable escape for oneself (maybe by handy sockpuppet . . . ) or for one’s partners in crime
. . . as well as the longstanding:
Darwinist trifecta red herrings trojan horse led away from the track of truth to strawman caricatures soaked in ad hominems and set alight to cloud, confuse, poison and polarise the atmosphere for discussion
. . . and of course the even more classic:
Fallacy of the closed, hostile, question-begging, self-referentially incoherent, absurdity-clinging a priori materialist mind.
When all else fails we have:
Your’e expelled you creationist mole in the high church of Darwin
. . . and:
We’re gonna out and threaten as well as stalk or harass you and your family and those you care for.
I don’t doubt there are many, many more like this. Maybe it’s time we started to build a collection and then a taxonomy, maybe even we can see if they fit into an evolutionary tree pattern. How about a science, Darwinismology. END