I was thinking about the “Straw Man” Fallacy recently as I read some partisan screed. Can’t remember which one. I have been reading a lot on the left and right of the political stuf on the web lately in an attempt to not be as narrow as most partisans seem to be.
If you don’t recognize the phrase, “Straw Man” fallacy is where you state your opponents supposed stand in a way that allows you to rip it to shreds.
It drives me a little crazy because it’s not hard to pick apart an argument that you yourself have designed. Much harder to understand what someone else is proposing.
So I was happy to run across a list of the 42 fallicies. I immediatley bookmarked this sucker.