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  • Bill Ashline
    ... Good point. I had the wrong fallacy. Thanks.
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 8, 2004
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      On 1/9/04 2:07 PM, "Jim Flannery" <newgrange@...> wrote:

      > I prefer to think of it as "bad faith" (except for those cases where
      > "lack of reading readiness" would be more appropriate). Reductio ad
      > absurdum generally involves stipulating the opponent's argument and
      > extending it to absurd lengths, not stripping away all the content of
      > the opponent's argument and arguing against a mischaracterization of
      > it. I think that goes by the name "strawman", actually.

      Good point. I had the wrong fallacy. Thanks.
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