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August 28, 2008

Ken Smith hasn't quite got the hang of reductio ad absurdum. He can't cry foul because I reduce to absurdity his principle by applying it to examples and fields he hadn't thought of - that's what reductio ad absurdum is! However, in his comments about me he shows he's grasped argumentum ad hominem - rarely the hallmark of a strong case.

William Gibson, Director, Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University.

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