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Thread #74507   Message #1316561
Posted By: CarolC
04-Nov-04 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Flu Vaccine Shortage
Subject: RE: BS: Flu Vaccine Shortage
The word "conspiracy", as you use it, Apollo, is an easy word to throw around if you want to control the behavior of other people. It's used quite regularly to keep people from asking questions and finding the real reasons behind things that happen. It's a substitute for intelligent discussion, and thoughtful and reasoned debate. And it is used for one reason only... to shut people up and/or discredit them or their argument. It is a form of "argumentum ad hominem". People who have a real and valid argument don't need to use ad hominem attacks on people to make their points.