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40 Post author: Raemon 03 April 2017 06:37PM

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Comment author: Lumifer 04 April 2017 05:04:59PM 4 points [-]

Your example highlights the problems that arise when "this particular person" is replaced with "a representative of this class of people" -- a common thing in our age of identity politics.

The solution should be simple -- don't define sheep by what they look like, define them by what they do. That which spends its time munching grass is a sheep, that which runs around biting everyone is not, even though it may look like a sheep when standing still.