Thursday, July 31, 2014

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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:

2 comments:

  1. Excellent post Tim. Basically resumes the situation. I was struck by your lay out. I believe you shall understand why when you get the copy of my letter to Cardinal Ouellet

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  2. Great letter, Tim!
    Eileen Benavente-Blas

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