[hackerspaces] Fwd: Vaping in Spaces?

Matthew McCabe matt at mrmccabe.com
Wed Oct 8 20:56:46 CEST 2014

Warning: trolls ahead, use caution
On Oct 8, 2014 11:38 AM, "John Q. Hacker" <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Marxos
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