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sophism

The doctrine or mode of reasoning practiced by a sophist; hence, any fallacy designed to deceive. When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true one, then it is properly called a sophism, or fallacy. (I. Watts) Let us first rid ourselves of sophisms, those of depraved men, and those of heartless philosophers. (I. Taylor)

Origin: F. Sophisme, L. Sophisma, fr. Gr, fr. To make wise, to be become wise, to play the sophist, fr. Wise.


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... Even the secular ideology that grew to substitute and bring some unity became split into such philosophical cults as epicureanism, skepticism, sophism, cynicism, etc. That in much the same way our modern day secular system has split into cults of animal liberatinists, vegetarianists, Earth ...

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by charles brough
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
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... I asked you to explain why animals that are different can interbred. Can you answer my question now? your qualification of artifical is just sophism . No. The difference betweeen Artifical and Natural is real. Look them up in a dictionary. One last time: Populations Evolve Not Individuals! ...

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by robsabba
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Natural selection is proven wrong

... camels can breed which means they are the same species but they are different species thus a contradiction your qualification of artifical is just sophism . One last time: Populations Evolve Not Individuals! perhaps you might like to reply to this thread the colin leslie dean species paradox http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about15986.html

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by gamila
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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... breed which means they are the same species just look at deans example of the bactrian and dromardy camels your qualification of artifical is just sophism fact is speciation shows ns is wrong There is no contradiction. I gave you the definition as it is actually used in the real world. You did ...

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by robsabba
Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Natural selection is proven wrong

... breed which means they are the same species just look at deans example of the bactrian and dromardy camels your qualification of artifical is just sophism fact is speciation shows ns is wrong to quote NS is all about the transmission of already acquired traits if evolution can take place by speciation ...

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by gamila
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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