On 5/31/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge(a)telus.net> wrote:
Huh???? What's nasty about it?
I really take exception to the phrase "straw man".
Why should it seem nasty to point out
an apparent error in logic? There was absolutely nothing personal in that.
It did strike me that your example was designed to show exactly the
opposite of what you now claim. This would certainly seem the effect of
citing that there are so many Ngs in the Melbourne phone book.
I would be interested to see how a phonebook would be
used as a source.
The surname "Ng" is one of the most common in
Melbourne, spanning 47
pages of the 2006 phone book...
What "I now claim":
I was asked for an example of a phone book being a
reliable source for a claim.