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Equivocation

Equivocation

The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead. There being no room for equivocations, there is no need of distinctions. (Locke)

Synonym: Prevarication, ambiguity, shuffling, evasion, guibbling. See equivocal, and prevaricate.


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... from where I stand - and the majority of the people who have posted in this thread and on Facebook - the answer is "never," and your equivocation is poorly thought out and, frankly, unjust.

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by dogen
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:06 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... from the NIH and University of California credited teaching site. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_32 I apologize - I made an equivocation fallacy over the word "goal," with a meaning that I think is incorrect anyways. Always admit your errors. :) The point I was ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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