The Dangers of Intellectual (Sounding) Arguments

By Eli White

OK, I’ll admit that’s a weird title to start with, but bear with me for a bit. I want to talk about a problem that I see happening not only in daily life (with COVID-19) but also in the tech communities for decades. It is the application of several fallacies in a discussion, that manifest themselves as well thought-out, intellectual points of debate. When in the end, they are based on false assertions but are hidden behind the wall of intellectual debate.

This article was originally published in the July 2020 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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