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In order your argument commits:

  1.  Non sequitur: failure to meet the objection.  Either give examples of double-blind experiments or demonstrate why double-blind experiments are not necessary.

  2.  Appeal to Common Practice: validity is not achieved from 'everybody doing it.'

  3.  Argument from Ignorance:  The answer is Yes.

  4.  Argument from Authority: There are just as many, as just as good, Authorities (one cited) who object.

My statements stand.


(You see?  I can play the academic game too  ;-)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Nov 12th, 2008 at 10:59:23 PM EST
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