Re: [ba-unrev-talk] GPL: Socialist Agenda?
"Dennis E. Hamilton" wrote: (01)
> I think the comment was on Maloney's appeal to authority (Gosling) in
> forwarding the snippet he did. (02)
I have to reiterate. Citing a source is not the same as an appeal to authority.
Citing a well-respected source, accompanied either by an accurate
synopsis or a well-chosen quote, is a time-honored practice that is the
foundation of academic scholarship. (03)
Now THIS is a (deliciously recursive) appeal to authority: (04)
Trust me on this. I majored in Philosophy, with an emphasis on
mathematical and symbolic logic, and syllogistic reasoning.
I know these things. I'm an authority on what constitutes an
appeal to authority, so I appeal to you to appeal to me, amidst
peals of laughter, no doubt... (05)