1. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    22 Apr '16 07:08
    Has anybody ever met this Straw man? Robbie in particular is obsessed with the fellow. He seems to pop up quite a lot in these forums and usually has an extreme view or says something easily refuted.

    As an aside, Robbie has put forward the assertion that earthquakes never occurred before the first world war. This is a ridiculous assertion that is easily refuted.
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    22 Apr '16 07:39
    Wot! No sandwiches?
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    22 Apr '16 07:42
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Has anybody ever met this Straw man? Robbie in particular is obsessed with the fellow. He seems to pop up quite a lot in these forums and usually has an extreme view or says something easily refuted.

    As an aside, Robbie has put forward the assertion that earthquakes never occurred before the first world war. This is a ridiculous assertion that is easily refuted.
    ...... or the "Straw" Woman?
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    22 Apr '16 07:442 edits
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Has anybody ever met this Straw man? Robbie in particular is obsessed with the fellow. He seems to pop up quite a lot in these forums and usually has an extreme view or says something easily refuted.

    As an aside, Robbie has put forward the assertion that earthquakes never occurred before the first world war. This is a ridiculous assertion that is easily refuted.
    Haha more straw than Strawy the straw stuffed scarecrow watching over a strawberry field near Strawingham! What happens to people that live in straw houses? Big bad wolves come along and blow them down and eat the inhabitants up!

    The basis for a strawman argument is to my mind usually based on an assumption, some type of fabricated value that has not been explicitly expressed and which ones adversary proceeds to build an entire argument upon. If we were simply less self assuming this could be avoided.
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    22 Apr '16 10:58
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Has anybody ever met this Straw man? Robbie in particular is obsessed with the fellow. He seems to pop up quite a lot in these forums and usually has an extreme view or says something easily refuted.

    As an aside, Robbie has put forward the assertion that earthquakes never occurred before the first world war. This is a ridiculous assertion that is easily refuted.
    Straw men have been abolished under new EU regulations as being too flammable and encouraging vermin. They've been replaced with Polyethylene fibre men.
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    22 Apr '16 11:03
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Wot! No sandwiches?
    It would probably be a (straw) basket of bread with side plate of possible fillings, not a sandwich per se.
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    22 Apr '16 12:341 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Wot! No sandwiches?
    To discuss sandwiches before midday is an act of barbarism.

    *Edit - Kindly note the time of my post.
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    22 Apr '16 12:38
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Straw men have been abolished under new EU regulations as being too flammable and encouraging vermin. They've been replaced with Polyethylene fibre men.
    Okay, we in Blighty will switch to calling them Polyethylene fibre men, and then switch back to Straw men when we win the vote to exit the EU.
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    22 Apr '16 14:32
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Straw men have been abolished under new EU regulations as being too flammable and encouraging vermin. They've been replaced with Polyethylene fibre men.
    That one was noted to be sexist so the next version was nylon covered person.
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    22 Apr '16 14:35
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    This is a ridiculous assertion that is easily refuted.
    Nonsense. There is no evidence to support the idea that earthquakes started WW1.
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    22 Apr '16 14:49
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Nonsense. There is no evidence to support the idea that earthquakes started WW1.
    Sir, I find your underlying argument that sandwiches will one day bring about the Apocalypse totally void of merit.
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    22 Apr '16 17:32
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Sir, I find your underlying argument that sandwiches will one day bring about the Apocalypse totally void of merit.
    but full of cucumber!
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    22 Apr '16 17:51
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    but full of cucumber!
    Your theories are full of something sir, but it isn't cucumbers.
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    22 Apr '16 18:05
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Your theories are full of something sir, but it isn't cucumbers.
    genius I think is the term you are looking for.
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    22 Apr '16 19:23
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    genius I think is the term you are looking for.
    Sir, you have Genesis, not genius. You may not be able to work out the square root of 34567.243 but you do have an ark and a talking snake.
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