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Straw man

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by KayDee, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. KayDee

    KayDee New Member

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    OK, I have to ask because I see it so much...what does "straw man" mean? :confused:

    KayDee

    Oops...I'm sorry. I didn't mean for this to go into the Calvinism/Arminianism Forum and I don't know how to move it - or even if I can. :D

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  2. Chris Temple

    Chris Temple New Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KayDee:
    OK, I have to ask because I see it so much...what does "straw man" mean? :confused:

    KayDee


    [ January 01, 2002: Message edited by: KayDee ]
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    KayDee:

    A Strawman argument is one in which a proponent in a debate represents his opponent's position as a caricature of what is really is, and proceeds to burn it down, without addressing the real issue.
     
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