the fallacy fallacy

Presuming that because a claim has been poorly argued, or a fallacy has been made, that it is necessarily wrong.

There are few things more frustrating than watching someone poorly argue a position one holds. Much of the time a debate is won not because the victor is right, but because s/he is better at debating than their opponent. If we’re to be honest and rational, we must be mindful that just because someone made a mistake in their defence of an argument, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the argument itself is wrong.
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