Misuse of Analogy: Refract (Bent Thinking) #17

Misuse of Analogy: Basing a conclusion on an analogy (a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be used). Refutation: Analogies are used to explain, or make something more understandable. They don’t prove anything.  Just because there is a point of similarity between two things, it does not mean that they are alike in every aspect. Example:  Abby: Bob, choosing to use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy is like choosing to go on a diet to prevent weight gain. You and I can choose when and what we want to eat, so we should be able to choose when and if we want to have children.

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