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Is this a straw man argument?

Stupidape
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12/9/2015 2:09:31 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I compared human enslavement to bee enslavement in a debate, linked below. I wanted to know if I did, and if I did how to prevent making the same mistake.

Here's the paragraph a straw man argument might have been made.

"Summary, mainstream science supports that bees are sentient. There is no relevant differences between bees, children, and the mentally handicapped. Already there are laws in place to protect the last two groups. It is inconsistent to withhold such protections from the first group, bees."

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Nonsense
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12/9/2015 2:13:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/9/2015 2:09:31 AM, Stupidape wrote:
No this would be a straw man argument:

Stupid ape said that bee slaves are the same as human slaves.

Human slaves are not bees.

Therefore Pro's entire argument is wrong.
sadolite
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12/9/2015 2:31:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/9/2015 2:09:31 AM, Stupidape wrote:
I compared human enslavement to bee enslavement in a debate, linked below. I wanted to know if I did, and if I did how to prevent making the same mistake.

Here's the paragraph a straw man argument might have been made.

"Summary, mainstream science supports that bees are sentient. There is no relevant differences between bees, children, and the mentally handicapped. Already there are laws in place to protect the last two groups. It is inconsistent to withhold such protections from the first group, bees."

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No relevant difference at all. And we wonder why the proliferation of mass shootings .
Beware of the people who are in your circle but are not in your corner.

And with the stroke of a pen people 18 to 21 who own a gun became criminals and public enemy #1 having committed no crime and having said nothing. Just like the Jews in Germany during WW2. Must be a weird feeling.

When I hear people crying and whining about their first world problems I think about the universe with everything in it and people in wheelchairs and all of their problems go away.
Smithereens
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12/9/2015 7:39:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
No. Not a strawman. You are factually incorrect, but that's another matter.
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