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In appreciation of Lesley Hazleton

"The only place appropriate for using the informal word 'Badass' in the TED community is when describing Lesley Hazleton."

Read the sentence above and state your view on the matter. Use examples from the talk above. Bonus Points are awarded to TEDdies who use split infinitives.

(See related debate :" Which TED speakers are actually Marvel Characters in disguise?"
also: "Which TED speaker is Batman?")


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  • Jun 25 2013: I don't quite get it or the comment by RS but I enjoyed the talk. Now to read a translation of the Koran
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      Jun 25 2013: "No True Scotsman": A fallacy of Logic where a generalization is made true only when a counter-example is ruled shaky.
      • Jun 25 2013: An example from Dr. Wik E. Pedia:
        "The use of the term was advanced by British philosopher Antony Flew:

        Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the "Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again". Hamish is shocked and declares that "No Scotsman would do such a thing". The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again; and, this time, finds an article about an Aberdeen man whose brutal actions make the Brighton sex maniac seem almost gentlemanly. This fact shows that Hamish was wrong in his opinion but is he going to admit this? Not likely. This time he says, "No true Scotsman would do such a thing".[2]

        When the statement "all A are B" is qualified like this to exclude those A which are not B, this is a form of begging the question; the conclusion is assumed by the definition of "true A"."
        Isn't Anthony Flew a terrific name?

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