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Whereas sophistries are exposed quickly in the scientific realm, thus greatly reducing the incentive to employ them, they are easily introduced in policy conversations, and their effects can persist for decades.
The ad is propelled by sophistries and clear falsehoods, and it depends upon a willingness to include obvious and unalloyed racial demagogy within the range of views permissible in the arena of acceptable public debate.
The precious time since the electricity crisis became obvious last year has been squandered with such solar sophistries, and summer now approaches with no time left to build the conventional power plants to meet the demand.
Meanwhile, sophistries and disingenuous analyses abound.
It's without risk in a double sense, for not only does that radicalism present very little real risk to the way research science is conducted (its revolutionary calls to arms "generally result in nothing more menacing than aphorisms lodged in obscure periodicals"), but there's also no risk to the "radicals" themselves: Their alarums are repeatedly and routinely shown respect by well-intentioned colleagues willing to indulge their sophistries in the vague interest of egalitarianism.
Unfortunately, instead of problematizing his own referential acts, Tansey trots out tepid ambiguities and visual sophistries.
It was not that he was able to weave compelling sophistries around their crude intentions.