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Monday, August 13, 2007

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Don't follow the yellow brick road

A 'Straw Man' argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.

To "set up a straw man 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.



Follow the UK governments argument at the Myth Buster
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