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Old 20-07-2007, 04:01 AM posted to talk.politics.animals,uk.environment.conservation,misc.rural,uk.rec.gardening,alt.animals.ethics.vegetarian
Rupert Rupert is offline
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Default Now even spiders, squid and lobsters could have rights, and about time too!

On Jul 17, 6:00 am, Rudy Canoza wrote:
Rupert the lying skirt-boy wrote:

On Jul 16, 7:31 pm, Dutch wrote:
Rupert wrote:
On Jul 16, 4:15 pm, Dutch wrote:
Rupert wrote:
I've given my argument yet again and demonstrated that your criticisms
of it are unsatisfactory.
Stating that your opponents must disprove your assertions is not a
convincing argument.
There's more to it than that. I've elaborated on why the burden of
proof lies where I claim it does.
You've done no such thing. You (and DeGrazia) can't support your
assertions so you attempt to force others to supply proof of the
contrary, its the oldest trick in the book. If you expect for one single
moment that such a tactic is going to meet with any success you are
dreaming. All it does is show to everyone that your position cannot be
argued on its merits.

I've explained exactly why the burden of proof lies where it does.

You haven't, rupie. You have merely, and emptily,
asserted where it lies.

No. I have given an argument. And I've pointed out the inadequacies in
your criticisms of the argument. And then I've done it again. And
again. And again. And it still doesn't stop you from mindlessly
blabbering that I've just made an unsupported assertion. You're
obviously not capable of engaging with the argument in a serious way.
Fine, not my problem.

You are wrong. The burden of
supporting your claim that animals are due equal moral
consideration lies on YOU and your other failure
"aras". We know you can't meet it.