Podchaser Logo

How to Defeat a Straw Man Argument

Released Saturday, 20th April 2013
Good episode? Give it some love!
Your brain doesn't always think rationally. Sometimes, it makes mistakes called logical fallacies, aka, thinking errors. One of the most common logical fallacies in the health industry is the straw man.

You've almost certainly encountered the straw man argument before. You may have made it yourself. The straw man argument is a common diversion people use to discredit your ideas, especially when they're defending a position that lacks evidence.

In this podcast, you'll learn how to identify and defeat a straw man argument. Most importantly, you'll learn how to avoid making one yourself.