Setting Up a Falsehood To Make Your Point Is Disingenuous
And way too often – too obvious.
straw man – noun: strawman
1. an intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument. “her familiar procedure of creating a straw man by exaggerating their approach”
Your Point, your logic should stand on its own.
If your Strawman point or argument is seen as such – your point, your argument looses its credibility – even when it would have had that on its own.
This Seems A Prevalent Practice in L&D/T&D Lately
We need X because of Y – where Y isn’t true.
Strawmen are falsehoods. Exaggerations. Or facts not germane to the discussion.
Are you seeing this in what you see online as much as I am?
Introducing Strawmen into a dialogue, a counterpoint, an argument, a sales pitch – should be avoided.
Again, your point – your product/service – should stand on its own merit and not require establishing some false premise from which you can then logically conclude your point.
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