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The Facebook emotion contagion study was ethical.

No informed consent was obtained.

Prejudicial Language

"informed consent" implies a particular research framing

The Earth has been visited by advanced extraterrestrial aliens.

And because mother told be that gum will get stuck in your stomach if you swallow it.

Poisoning The Well


Gender is NOT a social construct

According to the dictionary, gender is synonymous with sex. Sex is not a social construct.

Begging The Question

The argument is an equivocation. Both words are ambiguous, and do double duty. The fact that word can be used synonymously with another does not mean that there is no distinction to be made in meanings. The question is whether they can be used to mark a real distinction, not whether they can be used not to.

That the drinking age should be raised to 21

You have brain damage :(

Prejudicial Language

Personal attack

In a democracy, voting should be limited to the intelligent, as assessed by a standardized intelligence test.

It would protect the country from the whims of the unintelligent who have no idea what is good for the nation.

Fallacy Of False Cause

Intelligence alone does not determine whether an individual knows what's best for a country. In fact, "what's best" is an at least somewhat subjective notion in itself and people of various sorts, including those of similar intellect will disagree about "what's best".

In a democracy, voting should be limited to the intelligent, as assessed by a standardized intelligence test.

A country run by the learned has a higher chance at being effective than a country governed by all. If the intelligent run the country, then the chances of a democratic mistake go down, because they are intelligent.

Prejudicial Language

This premise conflates intelligence with accuracy, success, and competence. Intelligence has some relationships with those things but is none of them in itself. Many highly intelligent people can also be totally incompetent in various contexts as well as highly unsuccessful and/or inaccurate. Intelligence alone does not replace experience, education, and, dare I say, wisdom. You are displaying a clear overvaluation and positive bias for intellect and intelligence over all the things which must compliment it for it to manifest and work in the world.

The government should be required to use open source software (for civilian operations at least)

It is simply not true that "no other rights are implied". Open Source has an official definition that implies many other rights.

Irrelevant Conclusion

This does not address the primary contention about cost.

Plants should have the right to vote.

The Triffids are coming and they'll be pretty upset to find we've denied them rights.

Irrelevant Conclusion

They are not coming for now

Men have life somewhat better than women

Men don't get menstrual cycles! That's all that matters

Begging The Question

"That's all that matters" --> Not necessarily true.

It is impossible to prove if God exists.

If your so definite that God doesn't exist, it as up to you to prove so, not up to the believers that he does.

Wrong Direction

That doesn't contribute to the theme in question.