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Old 26 September 2013, 17:42   #477
john1979
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Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
. It's so easy to misinterpret what someone says, and talk at crossed purposes, and so easy to assume it was deliberate. Human language doesn't really lend itself to completely unambiguous expression so it would be nice if people would give each other the benefit of the doubt and invite them to explain themselves instead of breaking out the philosophical assault weapons.
Lets be honest. You are saying it would be nice if I gave Galahad the benefit of the doubt.

Strawman is just a way to win an argument by subtly changing what was originally said. I find it extremely unlikely it was purely accidental. If I see a strawman I'll call it as such, it's hardly breaking out the metaphysical assualt weapons.

It was clearly being done on purpose. See further back in the thread when he was debating with Dan. He was pulling the same crap then as he is now.

I'm outa here.
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