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"And you are lynching Negroes". I'm not going to respond to this obvious fallacy beyond that.



There is no fallacy here, and your offensive, inappropriate retort has absolutely no place in this discussion.

You specifically decided to label one proposing an unwelcome data point as "climate change denier", which in an instant made your position clear, hence my reply.


>your offensive, inappropriate retort has absolutely no place in this discussion

I assume that means you're unaware of the historical meaning behind the quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_you_are_lynching_Negroes

The fallacy in question is also known as "tu quoque".

Edit: Also, it's interesting how often I point out a fallacy in someone's reasoning, only to have them say "there's no fallacy". In virtually every case, the situation was that they simply didn't see the fallacy. A better answer would be "I don't see the fallacy you're talking about."




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