Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Rhetorical Trick of the Day II

From Mark Kaplan's Notes on Rhetoric

Demand evidence: Always refer to it as "empirical." If actually offered, criticize the methodology.

Remember that this is a "trick." You're not really interested in evidence but in discomfiting the writer or speaker.

If you really want to ask about the evidence, try this.

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