Unfortunately I haven't studied formal logic because my honors humanities teacher only explained Ad homineum at the end of the year, which I had already known about way beforehand. However I can't refuse the offer so I must try, if I make a mistake or two its all part of the learning process eh?Yes please. Fallacy is an error in reasoning. You need to study formal logic to make sure you know what this term means in the vernacular.
Honestly that not the response I was expecting. Tell ya what, if you turn out to be right, I'll send you a PM saying exactly that, "You were right."Its okay my friend. When I was your age I too used to get mad at that kind of a thing too. I tried to find reasons to believe that the not so flattering ideas about people that I hold now (perhaps not as sophisticated and thorough) were false. As I aged, I realized this was a futile endeavor. Hey, give it another 5 years...you'll be closer to my views in attitude at least.
You seem to be way ahead of me actually. Even at 19 when I just joined INTPc I wrote a long post countering Hustler's proclamation that INTP is the superior type to all. And during his NF purge on INTPc I tried to help the oppressed. Meh...eventually I was forced to admit that he was right all along. I was just trying to give myself excuses to dream. (You seem to be doing what I did at 19 at 16...you're getting yourself on the path to beating this out of your system earlier!)
I love the youthful vigor and charity, very rare thing in the mutilated world we live in, especially for an INTP. I earnestly hope you could keep this up. But I doubt you will be able to. Its just too counter-intuitive! And the loss of faith in human goodness is an inevitable result of going out to the world to experience it directly.
I'll do the fallacy thing on another post below