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BobTurner
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3/20/2014 10:53:14 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Far too often I see people make a baseless assertion and tack on a footnote, as though it justifies the assertion.

That, my friend, is a bare-assertion fallacy, or even an appeal to authority if you're saying, "Here's a paper from Glenn Hubbard; clearly it must be credible."

So here's some advice: provide a quote from the article, or the 200-page academic paper you've cited. Makes it easier for everyone.
Jonbonbon
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3/20/2014 11:24:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
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3/20/2014 3:14:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/20/2014 10:53:14 AM, BobTurner wrote:
Far too often I see people make a baseless assertion and tack on a footnote, as though it justifies the assertion. [citation needed]

FTFY :D
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YYW
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3/20/2014 3:17:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/20/2014 10:53:14 AM, BobTurner wrote:
Far too often I see people make a baseless assertion and tack on a footnote, as though it justifies the assertion.

That, my friend, is a bare-assertion fallacy, or even an appeal to authority if you're saying, "Here's a paper from Glenn Hubbard; clearly it must be credible."

So here's some advice: provide a quote from the article, or the 200-page academic paper you've cited. Makes it easier for everyone.

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BobTurner
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3/20/2014 3:59:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Well, this flurry of insightful posts demonstrates to me why DDO is collapsing. Calling a perfectly valid point dumb, without tiniest shred of evidence or analysis, is something many members of this site know all too well.