The most common form of argument used by the warmists is the ad hominem. In this blog post, I will elucidate what ad hominem means. I have a classical education, and I enjoy very much sharing my knowledge.
Ad hominem is Latin, and literally translated it means “to advertise for carnal encounters with members of the same sex”. In the old and now sadly defunct Roman Empire, it was not uncommon for persons of a certain disposition to scribble on the wall of a gymnasium or thermis an advertisement like “You want some fun? Call for Gaius Maximus!” (but in Latin). As the knowledge of Latin has diminished over centuries, the term ad hominem has come to signify an attempt to smear and insult your opponent in a debate, instead of countering his arguments.
Ad hominem is systematically practiced by the AGW fraudsters, because what they fear most is an honest and open scientific debate. They know very well that they would have no chance to emerge victorious under such circumstances. Instead, they resort to name-calling and insults. They call us skeptics and truth-seekers “conspiracy theorists”, “bought by the oil companies” (which is weird as the oil companies can profit substantially from greenhouse gas regulations), “not proper scientists” and so on. The list could go on forever. It is truly despicable.
Incidentally, also islamofascist terrorists practice the ad hominem against their opponents in the free world. They call the US “the Great Satan” and they call those who do not adhere to their twisted faith “infidel dogs”. Warmists and islamofascist terrorists – could it really be a coincident?