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Is Calling Someone a Neanderthal …

an "ad hominin" argument?

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Yes, one sometimes does see talk of "ad hominin attacks," as in these court opinions—though I think Neanderthals aren't quite what the authors had in mind. My advice: Avoid both "ad homnin" and "per curium."