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Tag: Relationships

Play the man, not the ball: in defense of the ad hominem attack

When arguing, there are many logical fallacies that can trip us up.  The idealised honest debater tries to avoid all of these traps, while pointing out when their opponent has fallen into one.  When the conversation heats up, one of the most common flawed arguments that get thrown into the mix is the ad hominem attack:  when we stop addressing the…

Romantic misunderstandings, and escaping the Friend Zone

Back from an unplanned hiatus, we’re back with episode six of the Now Look Here podcast! This week, after sharing another story about how tough it is to be the parent of five kids, we launch boldly into a spirited discussion about how the sexes seem to aim right past each other when looking for love. We don’t go very deep,…