[Homeroast] Hybrid vac pots--blowing off steam

Tom Ulmer tom at transtate.us
Mon Apr 5 11:03:37 CDT 2010

The dissemination of error is folly in my opinion as well; however, it does
seem to me you are the one calling personality into issue - particularly

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> How about we use the flames for our gas-fired roasters? Calling a
straw-man argument is valid, but the ad-hominem attacks are a bit out of
> -

Normally, I would agree. However, Ray typically interweaves the spuriously
(one might even say embarrassingly) personal with 
the objective in ways that make it difficult, if not impossible, for the
reader to distinguish. That was precisely my point. 

Ad hominem arguments are indeed out of bounds where the speaker has not made
his personality the issue, as is eminently true of your note. Hence, one can
reply to 
the substance without any reference to you as a "hominus."

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