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Commentary: In the whaling debate, consider empirical justification over illogical fallacies

Commentary: In the whaling debate, consider empirical justification over illogical fallacies

Janell Duey

By Janell Duey
For Northwest Asian Weekly

The current whaling debate is one that is perpetually heated, and one that will be around for quite some time. Among the many political and emotional maelstroms that pass between both sides of the argument, the accusation of racism is the ugliest — and by far, nothing but a mere speculation with respect to whaling.

Although the pro-whaling proponents do have some valid arguments regarding the minke whale (the current animals that are being hunted) population numbers, racism is detrimental to the dispute, and does not acknowledge any of the evidence. Both sides of the debate need to empirical justification, instead of illogical fallacies. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 18 | 4/30-5/6Comments (10)


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