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Is this a straw man argument?

Stupidape
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12/9/2015 2:09:31 AM
Posted: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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."

http://www.debate.org...

No relevant difference at all. And we wonder why the proliferation of mass shootings .
Smithereens
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12/9/2015 7:39:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
No. Not a strawman. You are factually incorrect, but that's another matter.
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