Re: RE: Logical Fallacy
Argumentum ad hominem is this:
<Insert name here> believes that the theory of evolution is correct
<Insert name here> is a convicted murderer / is frequently wrong about things
Therefore the theory of evolution is wrong.
Name calling is not argumentum ad hominem, as it is necessary that both parties agree on what <Insert name here> is like for the fallacy to work. Generally speaking it is a fallacy that works better, the more accurate the description of <Insert name here> is known to be, because it is intended to deflect from the actual beliefs being discussed.