Refraction (Bent Thinking) of the Day #30
False Identity: Using two different terms as if they meant the same thing within the same argument . Refutation: It is rare (as with forms of words like “a” / “an”) that two different words in the same language have the same exact meaning. Example: Abby: Bob, our country is a democracy, which says the citizens decide what is “right”, so if the citizens in this country decide that fetuses are not human, then it is “true”. Side Note: Although the words “right” and “true” both can be with a meaning like correct, the denotation (precise meaning) of the terms are very different and cannot be used interchangeably. Careful thinking and speaking requires using the precise words that convey exactly what we are thinking.
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