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forum rules

Section 1: Purpose Statement
The Cannabis Horticultural Association (CHA) is dedicated to providing a forum for the discussion of all things scientific with the highest degree of integrity and respectability. We aim to provide all individuals, regardless of their education level, a forum to express their ideas and love of cannabis science. This forum will be a wonderful resource for our community to learn, share and grow our knowledge.

Section 2: Posting

  • Be civil.
  • No flaming. Refrain from insulting or attacking users in a discussion.
  • Avoid the use of vulgar language.
  • Slurs or prejudice against any group of people (or person) are prohibited.
  • Plagiarism/copyright violation is unacceptable. Paraphrasing is acceptable, but direct copying and passing others' work off as your own thoughts is not. It is fine to summarize paragraphs but all summaries must include appropriate references if available.
  • References to the personal commitment of an illegal activity are forbidden, with the following qualifications:
  1. References to drug use are not permissible unless the references are scientific or otherwise useful as part of a discussion.
  2. References involving felonies are not acceptable and will be removed.
  3. Descriptions of the construction or synthesis of illegal or hazardous devices or chemicals are subject to removal at the discretion of the staff.
  • Remember that many CHA members do not have the scientific background to know the appropriate precautions and safety procedures; all posts should contain a warning of the potential hazards and safety considerations of any dangerous procedure.
  • The use of logical fallacies to prove a point is prohibited. The use of fallacies undermines an argument, and the constant use of them is simply irritating.
  • Stay on topic. Posts should be relevant to the discussion at hand.
  • Advertising and spam will be monitored.  We don't mind if you put a link to your business or product, but don't go around making threads to advertise it. The CHA reserves its right to use discretion in deciding which products will be allowed to be advertised. Furthermore, if a product like Avid is being advertised it will be removed and a warning will be issued. If you are a business that signs up as a member simply to advertise on our forum, you have been sorely mistaken; so thanks for your membership fee but you will be blocked from the forum.
  • Preaching and "soap-boxing" (making topics or posts without inviting, or even rejecting, open discussion) are not allowed. This is a discussion forum, not your personal lecture hall. Discuss points, don't just repeat them.

Section 3: Rule Violations

Violations of the rules will be dealt with as follows:

  • Removal of post, if necessary, and personal message or post from staff giving a warning.
  • When an offense is committed despite repeated warnings, the user can be suspended from CHA for several days.
  • Further repeat offenses may result in a permanent ban from CHA.

Section 4: Contacting Staff
If you would like to report a forum policy violation, use this form.

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FALLACIES

In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. Very briefly, an argument consists of one or more premises and one conclusion. A premise is a statement (a sentence that is either true or false) that is offered in support of the claim being made, which is the conclusion (which is also a sentence that is either true or false). There are two main types of arguments: deductive and inductive. A deductive argument is an argument such that the premises provide (or appear to provide) complete support for the conclusion. An inductive argument is an argument such that the premises provide (or appear to provide) some degree of support (but less than complete support) for the conclusion. If the premises actually provide the required degree of support for the conclusion, then the argument is a good one. A good deductive argument is known as a valid argument and is such that if all its premises are true, then its conclusion must be true. If all the argument is valid and actually has all true premises, then it is known as a sound argument. If it is invalid or has one or more false premises, it will be unsound. A good inductive argument is known as a strong (or "cogent") inductive argument. It is such that if the premises are true, the conclusion is likely to be true. A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning. This differs from a factual error, which is simply being wrong about the facts. To be more specific, a fallacy is an "argument" in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. A deductive fallacy is a deductive argument that is invalid (it is such that it could have all true premises and still have a false conclusion). An inductive fallacy is less formal than a deductive fallacy. They are simply "arguments" which appear to be inductive arguments, but the premises do not provided enough support for the conclusion. In such cases, even if the premises were true, the conclusion would not be more likely to be true.