Thursday, July 31, 2014

IN TODAY'S PDN

Why 'Straw Man Fallacy' was used

http://www.guampdn.com/article/20140731/OPINION02/307310012/Why-Straw-Man-Fallacy-used

It appears that Father John Wadeson, in his letter to the editor of July 25, has defaulted to what logicians call "The Straw Man Fallacy." This fallacy can be demonstrated thus: Person A has position X. Person B presents position Y (a distortion of X). Person B attacks position Y. Therefore X is wrong and A is the problem.
I am Person A. X, my position, is as follows:

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