Why would anyone be in favor of a drug that leads to violence, murder and debauchery? Ok so maybe the debauchery isn’t so bad…BUT THE REST!

This Friday’s Logical Fallacy is the Straw Man. This is when a person argues against a warped or distorted version of your argument instead of addressing your true argument itself. They do this because it’s easier to argue against a false or oversimplified version of your point or to disregard your strong points in favor of attacking some minor throwaway line that you made. Don’t you just hate it when they do that! THOSE BASTARDS! Now here’s the sucky part of this lesson. How many times do you think you have done this to another person? When you find yourself in a h̶e̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶d̶e̶b̶a̶t̶e̶ friendly discussion try arguing against that persons STRONGEST POINT. If you can take on their strongest point, and still be successful it’s a better indicator that you yourself are on the correct side of the argument. Since arguing against your opponents weakest position is called Straw man the arguing against your opponents strongest point is call the Steal Man Argument and it’s what the good guys use. (I should try it sometime)


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