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Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

23 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

I thought it would be cool to make a thread about logical fallacies. These little nutcrackers always get in the way of decent discourse. Too bad, too. So I figure learning about them in a little more detail would help distinguish the different types of literary devices used in the everyday media.
Today, I'll start off with the ad hominem attack. This one is used constantly. It's a favorite technique because it causes lots of discord among the arguers. It's so much easier to question an individuals personal associations rather than paying attention to the validity of the main argument. Ad hominems can be mistaken as a personal insult when the subtle nature is a different distinction. Blatant and clever insults against somebody make it hard for people to believe it isn't true. If you look at this rationally such techniques never provide a valid reason to disregard decent criticism. 
Ad hominem has great power to persuade as it leaves a large impression on the mind of the audience. It somehow causes bias from the audience. This is a flawed arguing technique as it causes judgments to made without evaluation of facts on logical grounds.

Coffee: The Irresistible Bean

04 December 2016 - 06:37 PM

The morning ritual of most cultures on earth. 
Crackling coffee beans permeating the air with its eye opening aroma.
It's the worlds greatest legal drug. 
This black brew of caffeine energizes the body and enhances the mind with magical stimulation.
Inevitably, coffee made its way to the Vatican, where it was introduced to Pope Clement VIII. While many of his advisors clamored for the Pope to ban the controversial drink, he refused to do so before trying it himself.
The Pope was brought a steaming mug of java and he took a sip. He was immediately delighted, and according to legend, he declared, “This devil’s drink is delicious. We should cheat the devil by baptizing it.”



Baptism in coffee! Bless this holy drink..

Here's the history and rituals associated with preparing and drinking coffee. Its effect on the brain to its corrupted trading practices. It explains the spread of coffee around the world from its beginnings in Ethiopia to its popularity among the Muslim Turks. Then it spread to Europe where it combined with milk and sugar and became the social drink we all know and love today.


The Irresistible Bean 
The Irresistible Bean explores coffee's origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five Continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way. The episode details the first coffeehouse traditions, which began on dirt floors and eventually developed into more refined Arabic home versions, and chronicles the popularity of the Venetian latte, which developed a reputation that is seen in the Western coffee-marketing 450 years later. The Irresistible Bean also examines coffee's role in historical events, including the French Revolution, the American Revolution and the Haitian slave rebellion.





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