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stop arguing from possible consequences

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on December 17, 1999 at 14:10:00:

In Reply to: Gee runs out of things to say posted by Stoller on December 16, 1999 at 22:36:10:

: Paraphrasing Gee just a little:

Just too much to be anything less than a re write. Stop arguing from possible consequences Barry, youre on a losing streak. I even pointed out which part of your argument was useful but you just cant get over this hurdle!

: If a minority pollutes and you defend a minority's 'right' to DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, then you defend the 'rights' of a minority to pollute.

Or to own cuddly toys. Youre arguing without recourse to any principle? So 51% think its wrong to own cuddly toys, despite there being no bad consequences. Whats your argument then?

Stop banging on about pollution as if it proves your principle - it does no such thing!

: And how do you respond to your latest intellectual defeat?

By not taking your verdict as the gospel you believe it to be.

: With nonsequiturs uttered by imagainary debating surrogates...

With a demonstration of how bereft of meaning your above argument is.

Can you argue that majority makes right in the case of *any* situation at all? Bath times on sunday? Ownership of cuddly toys?

If you think the 51% is right to stop pollution because pollution is damaging then what if only 10% thought the same? Even though the actual damage by pollution remains the same? So then its ok to pollute?

You've surprised me - I didnt think you surrender anything to the 51% rule.

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