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There's nothing 'ad hominem' about my attack. An ad hominem fallacy is an appeal to an irrelevant negative quality of the speaker; it's fallacious just because the negative is unrelated.

My attack is directly relevant: MM's larger body of work is a huge, dense construct of lunacy with low probability for any reader of being worthwhile; any portion of it is therefore suspect. If you want to buy a car, and I tell you that the company that makes that car has an absurdly high defect rate across all lines, I've given you some helpful information, haven't I?




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