Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:38 am
Max is the only person unable to share Copse with Lewis. That suggests that the problem is with Max, not Lewis.
Well, for some reason my original rebuttal to this argument was deleted. Yes, that rebuttal was based on a hyperbolic metaphore, but to my knowledge that's a perfectly admissible rhetorical style-figure for such discourse, and it was very effective in showing the flaw in this argumentation.
Nevertheless, I shall attempt again, with a more neutral and much less effective approach then, as that seems to be a requirement...
If there is a situation where A and B clash, and a similar situation between A and C where there is no clash, it is in no way a logical conclusion that the issue must then be with B. There are plenty of other things that could have happened;
- A could have made a mistake in situation 1, and not in 2 (there is no role of B or C in the outcome)
- The relation between A and B may differ from the relation of A and C, leading to a different approach by A in situation 1 compared to situation 2 (while the relation with B is a factor, one cannot claim B itself is the cause - it could just as well be A, as their attitude to B differs)
- There could be technical factors at play that make the situation 1 and 2 differ (different weight, tires, car characteristics, etc.)
The conclusion that 'Max was only a factor in one so it must have been him' is frankly ludicrous.