The Straw-Man fallacy

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

This can be considered a subclass of the Irrelevant Thesis fallacy. This is when a person misrepresents the position of his opponent, and then argues against this counterfeit (“straw man”) position. Usually an evolutionist would claim that a creationist will not teach or accept science when in fact creationist simply reject that evolution is a scientifically supported hypothesis.

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