[hackerspaces] Fwd: Vaping in Spaces?

John Q. Hacker dreamingforward at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 20:38:50 CEST 2014

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Matthew McCabe <matt at mrmccabe.com> wrote:
> There is no documented medical evidence showing that vaping leads to any
> kind of harm to the person using the vaporizer or people inhaling the vapor
> 2nd hand.  (If you have some links to peer reviewed medical journals, I
> would love to read them.)

The speaker above is a Matrix construct for the e-cig industry.  "No
evidence that vaping leads to any kind of harm" is that EXACT same
argument Philip J. Morris and companies used to get out of any
liability of lung cancer for promoting cigarettes ("There is no
medical evidence that cigarettes cause lung cancer.").

Just in case you missed the fallacy:  no evidence against (P -> Q) is
not the same as ~Q, given P.  Q being some bad consequence of vaping,
and P being vaping itself.  The rest of his diatribe is purely made to
gain your trust ("I have a hackerspace ATX", "Be sure to check your
local laws", etc.)

Logic-is-good,  evil is bad.  Get clued-in and follow the OneTruePath.


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