[clug] On Analogy, was: Re: [OT] Bjarne Stroustrop on [SEC=PERSONAL]

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Apr 8 19:47:46 MDT 2010

On 09/04/2010, at 11:40 , Steve McInerney wrote:

> Arguing via analogy is an old trick in the "methods of dirty arguing"
> arsenal.

Analogy is also a useful tool in explaining things to people who aren't familiar with the subject of the main argument.

Just because someone uses an analogy in an argument doesn't mean they have no basis to argue from.


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