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Re: Gamer bar -- was: Re: [Rabbits] no more hobby store.... I am sad

  • From"Kimberly Terrill" <kiter5@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 8 Aug 2007 11:07:53 -0400
yes. I looked it up. Thanks.(though I don't agree it can be a succesful rhetorical technique.)

On 8/8/07, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation
of an opponent's position. To "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw
man argument" is to create a position that is easy to refute, then
attribute that position to the opponent. A straw man argument can be a
successful rhetorical technique (that is, it may succeed in persuading
people) but it is in fact a misleading fallacy, because the opponent's
actual argument has not been refuted."