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Old September 27 2013, 10:47 AM   #103
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Re: My Greivences of Nutrek. What makes me a hater...

In classical usage "begging the question" (Latin: petitio principii, "assuming the initial point") is a kind of logical fallacy whereby an argument is assumed to be true without any evidence other than the argument itself. It doesn't mean “to raise the question.” "Beg" doesn't refer to the statement being made, but indicates that the fallacy raises a question.

“Gene must have written that script before he died," begs the question "When else could he have written it?"
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