I believe it was 'ole Abe Lincoln who talked about fooling all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time.
For the past 25 years, the AIDS
experts bunglers have excelled in the art of ducking, weaving, dissembling and obfuscating about AIDS. In short, they've been fooling a whole lotta folks into thinking that taking toxic cancer chemo to treat a harmless retrovirus is sound medical practice.
But never fear -- 'ole Hank is here -- with a handy, helpful guide of logical fallacies to know when these jokers are pulling your chain. Enjoy!
If you don't believe that HIV causes AIDS, well, you suck.
Appeal To False Authority:
The NIH has a great government website, which explains why HIV Causes AIDS
Appeal To Emotion:
Look, millions of poor Africans are gonna die, if you don’t immediately start believing that HIV causes AIDS!!!
Appeal to Fear:
Did you see what we did to Duesberg? If you don't accept that HIV causes AIDS, we will strip away your funding and ostracize you. Now, get smart, will ya?
Appeal to Novelty:
Yeah, I know that retroviruses historically haven’t been show to kill cells, but this is a NEW retrovirus from a Chimpanzee in Cameroon via the Castro!
Appeal To Numbers:
Thousands of scientists think that HIV causes AIDS, why not you?
Appeal To Tradition:
Traditionally, viruses are very bad things, causing many different ailments, why not this virus, too?
Argumentum Ad Nauseum:
HIV causes AIDS. You’re a Denialist. HIV causes AIDS. You’re a Denialist. HIV causes AIDS. You’re a Denialist. HIV causes AIDS. You’re a Denialist. HIV causes AIDS. You’re a Denialist. HIV causes AIDS. You’re a Denialist.
Begging The Question:
AIDS is the disease that is caused by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Burden Of Proof:
Can you prove that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS?
Have you stopped beating your wife while denying that HIV causes AIDS?
Either you accept that HIV causes AIDS or you're responsible for killing millions of Africans.
Since HIV is found in all cases of AIDS, obviously HIV must cause AIDS.
Look, highly credentialed scientists have usually got it right in the past, so I just know they got AIDS right this time!
Guilt By Association:
You know who else doesn’t believe that HIV causes AIDS?
*(insert pictures of Nixon, Mbeki, Kary Mullis here)*
HIV causes AIDS, because if not, that means we've been lying to people all these years.
No True Scotsman:
Argument: "No Scientist questions whether HIV causes AIDS
Reply: " Dr. Kary Mullis questions whether HIV causes AIDS."
Rebuttal: "Ah yes, but no true scientist questions whether HIV causes AIDS.
Post Hoc/False Cause:
Since we’'ve started pumping people with AZT and other toxic drugs, AIDS deaths have decrease 62%. Therefore, HIV causes AIDS.
Well, you say that to prove HIV causes AIDS, requires extraordinary evidence, because it's an extraordinary claim. Well, we’d like to note that "Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence" is itself an extraordinary claim.
If you don't accept that HIV causes AIDS, you will do poorly in class, drop out of school, commit crimes, go to prison, and die of AIDS.