Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Dilettante Expert

Much of Naudetsleuth’s critique is based on his idea of how a New York firehouse should be run. This leads to the next common Truth Movement fallacy: the dilettante expert.

The Truth Movement has written volumes of analysis on collapsing buildings, fire fighting protocols, plane crashes, FAA and other flight regulations, and similar topics. However, seldom if ever are the people writing these analyses experts or even generally qualified in the disciplines they go into great detail on.

This article by governor Jesse Ventura is a classic examples of a dilettante expert. The article contains absolutely zero links to external sources.

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