Straw man

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Logical fallacy in which one person deliberately misrepresents the position of another. The analogy is that the person making the argument is setting up a scarecrow that looks like his opponent, but is easy to knock down and will not put up a fight.
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[[Logical fallacy]] in which one person deliberately misrepresents the position of another. The analogy is that the person making the argument is setting up a scarecrow that looks like his opponent, but is easy to knock down and will not put up a fight.
  
 
[[Category: Logical fallacies]]
 
[[Category: Logical fallacies]]

Revision as of 12:29, 20 June 2006

Logical fallacy in which one person deliberately misrepresents the position of another. The analogy is that the person making the argument is setting up a scarecrow that looks like his opponent, but is easy to knock down and will not put up a fight.

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