This section will review the restraining order process, and some strategies and tactics that non-lawyers can use to possibly stop an order from being issued or extended. The subject is legally and politically complex, and I have been reluctant to even talk about these things, lest the people who have learned how to get these orders wrongly, also learn how to stop you from stopping THEM. These strategies and tactics suppose that the allegations against you are false or greatly exaggerated. In today's political climate, most of them are.
LiteratureReviewHQ interviewed me about this page, and have a podcast. For example, "Von Daniken's books about ancient astronauts False information worthless because he is a convicted forger and embezzler.
Another example is this syllogism, which alludes to Alan Turing's homosexuality: Turing thinks machines think. Therefore, machines don't think. Note the equivocation in the use of the word "lies". A common form is an attack on sincerity.
For example, "How can you argue for False information when you wear leather shoes?
A variation related to Argument By Generalization is to attack a whole class of people. For example, "Evolutionary biology is a sinister tool of the materialistic, atheistic religion of Secular Humanism.
You can merely show disrespect, or cut down his stature by saying that he seems to be sweating a lot, or that he has forgotten what he said last week. Sometimes the attack is on the other person's intelligence. For example, "If you weren't so stupid you would have no problem seeing my point of view.
For example, dismissing a comment with "Well, you're just smarter than the rest of us. This is Dismissal By Differentness. Ad Hominem is not fallacious if the attack goes to the credibility of the argument.
For instance, the argument may depend on its presenter's claim that he's an expert. Trial judges allow this category of attacks.
Sometimes this is a delaying tactic. Needling is also Ad Hominem if you insult your opponent. You may instead insult something the other person believes in "Argumentum Ad YourMomium"interrupt, clown to show disrespect, be noisy, fail to pass over the microphone, and numerous other tricks.
All of these work better if you are running things - for example, if it is your radio show, and you can cut off the other person's microphone.
If the host or moderator is firmly on your side, that is almost as good as running the show yourself. It's even better if the debate is videotaped, and you are the person who will edit the video. If you wink at the audience, or in general clown in their direction, then we are shading over to Argument By Personal Charm.
Usually, the best way to cope with insults is to show mild amusement, and remain polite. A humorous comeback will probably work better than an angry one. Straw Man Fallacy Of Extension: For example, the claim that "evolution means a dog giving birth to a cat.
I can't understand why he wants to leave us defenseless like that. Therefore, they must know nothing, and their entire field of knowledge is "in crisis" or does not properly exist at all. For example, two historians debated whether Hitler killed five million Jews or six million Jews.
A Holocaust denier argued that this disagreement made his claim credible, even though his death count is three to ten times smaller than the known minimum.
Similarly, in "The Mythology of Modern Dating Methods" John Woodmorappe, we find on page 42 that two scientists "cannot agree" about which one of two geological dates is "real" and which one is "spurious".
Woodmorappe fails to mention that the two dates differ by less than one percent. God must exist, because a godless society would be lawless and dangerous.
Wishful thinking is closely related. Therefore I am certain that global warming will not make the oceans rise by fifteen feet.
Special Pleading Stacking The Deck: Uri Geller used special pleading when he claimed that the presence of unbelievers such as stage magicians made him unable to demonstrate his psychic powers.
For example, assuming Atheism is the only alternative to Fundamentalism, or being a traitor is the only alternative to being a loud patriot. Short Term Versus Long Term: For example, "We must deal with crime on the streets before improving the schools.
Similarly, "We should take the scientific research budget and use it to feed starving children. Essentially the arguer claims that he should win by default if his opponent can't make a strong enough case.Ad Hominem (Argument To The Man): attacking the person instead of attacking his argument. For example, "Von Daniken's books about ancient astronauts .
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