Refraction (Bent Thinking) of the Day #32

Misuse Of Analogy: Basing a conclusion on an analogy. Refutation: Analogies are meant to teaching or illustrate by means of comparison. The analogy does not prove anything. 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. Side Note:  Raising children is like raising dogs (there are the common elements of providing for/protecting/shaping behavior) but there are major differences also. We do not put them outside in the yard if they poop on the carpet. One element of compared likeness does not mean all elements are alike.

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