Gish Gallop, Gish Gush, Swarming

This tactic of overwhelming a debate partner has a technical name, derived from fundamentalist Duane Gish: it is the Gish Gallop, (aka the Gish Gush), and you might usefully follow up that link for details. It is defined as “the debating technique of drowning the opponent in such a torrent of small arguments that their opponent cannot possibly answer or address each one in real time.” In the military context, we call it “swarming.”

As sociologists warn, the plural of “anecdote” is not “data.”

Find Your Own Elephants, Dumbo!, by Philip Jenkins


“I’m an attorney, not a philosopher” And a graduate of Notre Dame! LOL!