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THE ETHICS OF DEBATING. You can attack what a person *said* or what the person *meant*. The former is more sensational. The mark of a charlatan (say the journalist Sam Harris) is to defend his position or attack a critic by focusing on *some* of his/her specific statement (“look at what he said”) rather than […]

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A formal definition of a charlatan…

A formal definition of a charlatan. Is there anything missing? Also a formal definition of citation rings (since charlatans can hide under a collective of back-scratching fellows). via Timeline Photos – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.