C&P page: 155 Definition: Broadly, dismissing a position by substituting another in place of it and directing one's critique toward this substitute instead. Comment: Naturally this is effective only if the substitute looks enough like the original to fool the right observers. Users of the strawman strategy sometimes fool even themselves, since they are more often careless than they are dishonest. The examples in Cedarblom and Paulsen exemplify this idea to a degree, but mix into the picture certain other fallacies which deserve independent analysis. See false dilemma, and critique.