No, it's not a misuse of the PHRASE ad hominem attack. You tried to take the attention off the specific question I asked heirophant (I think it was) about adapting vs assimilating in the context of cultural assimilation and turn it onto ME personally and negatively (insinuating that I was irrational), while avoiding the real question altogether. THAT is the definition of an ad hominem attack. Clearly your reading comprehension skills need work, because I included the definition of ad hominem attack at the end of my response to you. Just because YOU don't think that's what it means doesn't mean that it doesn't mean what it means. Ad hominem attacks - when an argument is rejected, or advanced, based on a personal characteristic of an individual rather than on reasons for or against the claim itself. No, you were not who I was asking about adaptation vs assimilation. But, YOU decided to jump into the discussion and write to me and YOU were the one who brought up "genuine dialogue". How soon you've forgotten. So, then I addressed you and your claims against me. And, don't tell me how to act. You're not my master! Now, leave me alone because I'm 1000% sure that you just want to argue and I'm not going to give you that. Just go away.