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Answering a question he said that presently two political parties were engaged in politics of confutation and clash on this seat.
By being time-specific, it is open to empirical corroboration or confutation, which of course, I shall not be around in a biological body to observe.
Robert Crowley, Confutation of the misshapen Aunswer to the misnamed.
Miller, CW 7 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990); The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer, ed.
A sampling: The Truth Behind the New Atheism; Beyond the God Delusion; God Is No Delusion: A Refutation of Richard Dawkins; Why Richard Dawkins is Wrong About God; The God Solution; The New Atheist Crusaders and Their Unholy Grail: The Misguided Quest to Destroy Your Faith; A Confutation of the New Atheism; The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions; Answering the New Atheists: The Noncase Against God, and Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts the New Atheists.
However, having been present within at least one such public presentation of his theory, the reviewer feels compelled to commend An-Na'im on his confident prose and informed confutation of many opposing arguments.
As evidence he adduces "More's controversial works, such as The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer, whose recurrent method is through improvisation to transform the heretic's faith into a fiction, then absorb it into a new symbolic structure that will ridicule or consume it.
In his opinion, it is one of the pecularities of psychoanalytical theory the fact that its general interpretations do not obey the same confutation criteria which natural sciences obey:
or a confutation of all errors in Theology as well as in the other sciences, and the mechanical arts, by all men, dead, living, and to be born, put together one night after supper, by Doctor Sutcliffe.
Their attacks were invariably directed at the abuse of respected institutions, not at the institutions themselves: as More asserted in The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer (1532), it is 'lawful to any man to mislike the misuse of every good thing'.
Central to the humor in both original and remake is the web of contradictions enshrouding the titular ladies and the systematic confutation of our assumptions about them.
24) runs: "At that time heretics were as busy as ever spoiling like tares the pure seed of the Apostolic teaching; so the pastors of the churches everywhere, as though driving away savage beasts from Christ's sheep, strove to keep them at bay, now by warnings and admonitions to their congregations, now by more militant action, by subjecting the heretics to oral questions and confutation, and finally by written polemics in which they employed the most unanswerable proofs to demolish their erroneous ideas.