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Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, UK ) on August 26, 1999 at 17:08:45:

In Reply to: So much for Said's 'honesty'... posted by Eric Johnson on August 25, 1999 at 20:18:45:

: But after three years of research, an Israeli academic is challenging his story.

Three years of research? You'd think he'd have something better to do....

: Many Israelis were delighted at the research into his past. David Bar-Illan, spokesman for the former Right-wing government, said: "I never had much respect for the intellectual integrity of Prof Said. This proves that my suspicions were not groundless."

Erm, he lied, possibly about his personal life, it says nothing at all about his professionalism, nor about his actual academic work. Ad hominem ring any bells? Unless this research actually disproves some propositional content of Said's work I see little value in it beyond mud-slinging.

A breif deployement of Logic:
the argunment above runs:
1:He has lied once.
2:Therfore he lies always.
erm....something missing there...even if the first premis is correct.


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