FanPost

An ad hominem is not an acceptable argument


I'm not writing this post to point out every logical fallacy demonstrated during the discussion regarding Fallon Fox's status as an MMA fighter. It would simply take far more time and effort than I have to devote to a fan post. Instead, I would like to focus on one particular fallacy, which I found to be the most egregious.

Over the course of the last week, we have heard the opinions of three doctors. Two of whom, specialize in areas concerning the transitioning of transgender individuals. Some users have tried to assert that Bowers and Leis could be providing false information, because of a bias related to their line of work, and additionally, due to the fact that Bowers is herself, transgender. Is it possible that Bower and Leis have biased opinions? Of course. However, such a comment amounts to nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to dismiss their opinions by discrediting their characters, and thus, avoid addressing the points that they have made.

Simply put, this is not a valid argument, and only serves to display that you are the one who is guilty of bias.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker