Saying Outrageous Things on the Internet 

This was my face earlier today when I read a bold-faced lie concerning my gender. It was less a reaction of anger and more one of utter astonishment that anyone could post such an easily-refuted statement about another human being.

Keep in mind that the arguments proposed by Dart come from a person who feels like a woman and dresses like one even though his precious science has told him he is not a woman. So his position on science is based upon whatever benefits him and not the truth. Oh and we do not need science to determine what gender a person really is, we just have to use our eyes and look between the legs.

Yup, someone really did write that about me. To see the context behind it, you should look here

So, what’s the issue here? Well, given the discussion was about whether or not science can be considered ‘evil’ (and therefore dismissed when it comes to explanations of our origins), I would say the chief issue is an obvious poisoning of the well fallacy. This particular fallacy involves discrediting an argument by attacking the person who made it. The idea is to say ‘look, that person endorses or indulges in behaviour X, therefore their theories are wrong’. It’s a lazy method of debating that is also a tacit admission of defeat – at least in my view.

My gender, my orientation and indeed anything about me personally aren’t relevant to the discussion. For the record, I am not transgender, and I don’t wear women’s clothing, but even if I were transgender, it would only be an issue if there was an underlying bigotry driving the argument. It’s aimed at being an insult because the person making the suggestion would consider it an insult – but it fails because I am not offended, only annoyed that the party involved makes the suggestion in order to avoid answering my points. It’s an evasion technique, and not a very good one. It’s an outright lie, from someone who likes to claim the moral high ground.

2 comments

  1. He’s disgusting. I can’t believe he said that to you, and wrote that about you. You’ve never, ever said you’re transgender. In fact, you actually talk about your wife and daughter a lot. And if you were transgender there is LITERALLY NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. So not only is he a liar who literally is too unintelligent to respond to you properly, he has to resort to pathetic insults that also show that he’s transphobic.
    What a wonderful guy! Did he not read the part of the bible where Jesus says, “Love thy neighbours?” Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t, “Love thy neighbours unless those fuckers are from the LGBTIQA community.” I’m pretty sure there were no buts. And he makes it pretty damn clear how he feels about ACCEPTING OTHERS. Like that story with the woman who was ostracised and he helped. Or washing Mary’s feet.

    Fucking religious people who talk about religion and don’t even know what the fuck they’re talking about. Or just pick what suits them. GRRR.

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