Re: The straw man.

H. M. Hubey (
20 Oct 1995 17:13:12 -0400 writes:

> (H. M. Hubey) wrote:
>>>_your_ theory is right. You can _never_ support your theory by
>>>arguing _against_ others.

I did not write this.

It was done by someone else and someone else who wasn't
careful attributed it to me.

>But many people won't consider another theory until their own is proven wrong.

In fact, I agree with you. You also have to destroy other "theories"
because you have to show that they also have weaknesses and that
their weaknesses are even worse than yours and that your theory's
strengths are better than theirs.


Regards, Mark