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Argument dismissed

Mike Battams in his letter of July 15 labelled me both a naysayer and a person who harbours leftist tendencies.

I don’t recall being all that much of a naysayer over the past decade here. I believe I made a point of promoting all sorts of things, from respect for human dignity through caring for the life support system we call earth, to calling for honesty and integrity in our politics.

As for leftist tendencies peeping through, I guess I owe an apology. I wasn’t aware I hid them at all.

It’s unfortunate that all Battams expressed was ad hominem generalities. Back when I took epistemology and logic in college, ad hominem arguments (attacking the arguer, not the argument) were dismissed as irrelevant.

Neil Horner

Qualicum Beach

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