Since this debate isn't really going anywhere right now, let's go for some light entertainment.
Was the latency of your post in response to the latency of his release due to the latency of your Seiko SR-G10000?Originally Posted by Okamuro Keisuke
This is a deserved response, then?Originally Posted by Okamuro Keisuke
Actually, appeal to authority refers to the dependence of an argument on the credibility of the source, be it either you or the source that you are citing. If your citation contains the proof/evidence that you are omitting from your discussion, then that citation is not an appeal to authority. However, if you are citing someone's opinion on a subject, then it is an appeal to authority.Originally Posted by Okamuro Keisuke
Webster's dictionary, for example, may condone the use of split infinitives. However, Webster's dictionary is not the sole authority on the English language, and there are different opinions on the use of split infinitives. As such, to use Webster's dictionary as proof that split infinitives are unconditionally allowed is an appeal to authority. Language and grammar are often areas of contention because of the battle between prescriptive grammar (how language "should" be used) and descriptive grammar (how language is used, in practice).
Evidence does not depend on credibility. Credibility only really matters when you want to try to convince someone that something is true. Proving that it actually is true is another matter altogether.Originally Posted by Okamuro Keisuke
This here rocket jump will get me to the power-ups first. Too bad for you!Originally Posted by Okamuro Keisuke