Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report

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I never made the claim that courts should ban expert testimony. Why should I explain to you why they haven't? Think more, post less.

Child.
Boy, is this dumb at this point. I am saying that based on your STUPID 'Argument from Authority Fallacy', we SHOULD ban all expert testimony from our courtrooms, because experts ARE authorities.

How many more times am I going to need to explain this to you? A dozen?
 
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Boy, is this dumb at this point. I am saying that based on your STUPID 'Argument from Authority Fallacy', we SHOULD ban all expert testimony from our courtrooms, because experts ARE authorities.
You act as if "appeal to authority" is something I made up. Educate yourself.

How many more times am I going to need to explain this to you? A dozen?
There's nothing to explain. A better question from you would be "How many more times am I going to need to construct straw men?"
 
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It's not an irrelevant dodge, it's an example of how this 'argument from authority fallacy' is being taken to ridiculous extremes in America today, by people like you.

The Argument from Authority Fallacy is a very real thing. If I were to say "The speed of light is a constant because Albert Einstein said so", that's an argument from authority. The claim that the speed of light is a constant needs to be backed up by much more robust evidence than that, even though Einstein was an authority on physics.

An even more obvious example would be if someone were to say that "Trade wars are good and easy to win, because President Trump said so", because Donald Trump is in NO way an authority on international trade.

But the Argument from Authority can be and is being taken to ridiculous extremes today. In an extreme form, it would lead you to reject all expert testimony in courtroom cases, because that is, after all, an 'appeal to authority'. Are you disputing this?

Taken to an extreme, it would lead you to reject the petition that was signed by 72 Nobel Laureate scientists in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine/Physiology, and sent to the Supreme Court of the United States, when the SCOTUS was considering whether the teaching of 'scientific creationism' should be allowed in our public schools. In fact, I rather imagine that you would regard such a petition as utterly irrelevant, and a fine example of an 'Appeal to Authority'.

Taken to an extreme, it would lead you to reject, as utterly irrelevant, the petition signed by more than 8000 law professors, stating that they found that Brett Kavanaugh lacked the temperament necessary to be a SCOTUS justice.

And taken to an extreme, it would lead you to reject, as utterly irrelevant, the signed statement by more than 800 former federal prosecutors saying that in their judgment, Donald Trump committed felonies in office.

Taken to its most ridiculous extreme, the Argument from Authority Fallacy should lead us to simply close down our colleges and universities, since one of the major purposes for their existence is to create and produce the very experts and authorities that our society NEEDS to function and thrive.
In a courtroom, because both sides are able to call experts to discuss and even argue on the validity of evidence, it is not an appeal because it is used to put everyone on the same page.

It becomes a fallacy when it interferes with the thought process, can't question X because authority says so.
 
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If you're not willing to read post #321, and address it, then fuck off.
Try not to lose your cool, little man. I realize it must be frustrating to be constantly humiliated by me, but you only have to up your game and learn to fold the losing hands. Your undeserved ego is your achilles heel.