Re: The straw man.

H. M. Hubey (
13 Oct 1995 00:46:30 -0400 (David L Burkhead ) writes:

> Sorry, but you are wrong here. Words have meanings. In science
>a hypothesis is one thing, a theory is another. Things may be fuzzy

Yeah, unbelievers call it hypothesis, believers call it theory.

For example, when the Standard Savannah Hypothesis (SSH) failed, the
disciples produced the Mosaic Savannah Hypothesis (MSH) :-)..

>_your_ theory is right. You can _never_ support your theory by
>arguing _against_ others.

Why not? The best of them will win. In order to be the best
you can show that others are among the worst. In the social
sciences it gets done all the time. Look at all the attacks on


Regards, Mark