On 22 November 2013 07:54, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Chris de Morsella
> > No you don’t know that at all. You don’t have some crystal ball and
>> are just quoting from studies that have been criticized as very much low
>> balling the ultimate number of cancer deaths attributable to Chernobyl.
>> Other studies have come up with much higher numbers – ranging into the
>> millions. For example the TORCH report commissioned by the German Green
>> Party that included areas not covered by the WHO report
> The WHO is much more trustworthy than the German Green Party, the WHO has
> no ax to grind but if people don't think a environmental catastrophe is
> imminent nobody is going to vote for the German Green Party.
This response is an unworthy *ad hominem* attack on the German Green Party,
and the German people who vote for them. You should be dealing in the facts
of the matter, not saying in effect "the Greens must be commissioning a
report for political reasons (rather than their avowed care about the
environment) and the people who vote for them are only doing so because
they think there is a looming catastrophe (implication - otherwise they
wouldn't give a fig about the environment)."
When you don't have a good argument, resort to questioning people's motives.
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