Ever noticed that arguments sometimes seem to get off topic? This can happen due to the Strawman Argument.
To “attack a straw man” is to create the illusion of having addressed your opponents’ claim by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent claim (the “straw man”), and refuting it.
Strawman arguments are sometimes overly simplified or exaggerated versions of a claim, to the point of absurdity. This manipulated version can make it easier to attack, but it misrepresents the claim being made by your opponent.
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