Origins[ edit ] Christie was purposely vague about Poirot's origins, as he is thought to be an elderly man even in the early novels.
If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit!
I don't really understand what's going on, but he just broke down crying. What do you suppose it means, Miria?
I think it means we won! A Chewbacca Defense is a way of "winning" a debate through methods other than logic and reasoned argument, up to and including the deliberate use of Insane Troll Logic to confuse people.
Not just in media, but in Real Lifetoo.
In fact, many political systems are based on doing this. Key signs of a Chewbacca Defense include: Being accused of loving or hating X, where X is a subject unrelated to the debate. Having a point repeated over and over again.
Shouting because if your voice is louder, you seem more powerful, and powerful people always win, so you must be the winner. Common in democratic debate, but dictatorships only bother when they're too weak to silence their opposition outright.
Even the weakest and most corrupt Banana Republic can at least intimidate their conventional news media into self censorship — a little intimidation goes a long way when you know where to find these people and are free to do whatever you like to them. Having semantics or nitpicks about the argument come up repeatedly, either to tire out or distract the opponent, or to waste time.
Being hit rapid-fire with so many bogus arguments that you can't keep up unless you write them all down and painstakingly address them one at a time. This lets the other debater claim your failure to answer a few points as proof that you couldn't answer.
Also known as a "Gish Gallop". It is named after Duane Gisha debater who was known for using this tactic. If you can prove the other side wrong about something, no matter how irrelevant, it makes them totally wrong and you absolutely right.
See False Dichotomy and Fallacy Fallacy.
If you can word your statements and arguments in a way that is too confusing, intelligent sounding, or nonsensical for the opponent to understand or respond to, it makes them wrong and you right. See Insane Troll Logic.
See Argumentum Ad Nauseam.
If you can make your opponent look bad, then their argument must be equally bad and therefore they must be wrong and you have to be right.
Godwin's LawAd HominemStrawman. If you can have more support than your opponentyou must be right because more people agree with you. Unfortunately, the mere existence of the Chewbacca Defense leads to an unfortunate problem in debate called Chewbacca's Dilemma: No matter what you say in an argument, no matter how intelligently and clearly you word your rebuttals and assertions, it is possible that your opponent will always perceive whatever you say to be a Chewbacca Defense.
In fact, a common political maneuver is to use a Chewbacca Defense in order to accuse the opponent of using a Chewbacca Defense. As the strategy can work very well in conjunction with Obfuscating Stupidityit's often popular with Simple Country Lawyers.
See also Courtroom Antics. If you're an attorney who regularly uses particularly bizarre or groundless sophisms as part of your strategy, odds are good that you will be harshly punished by the bar association, and if they're particularly egregious or you clearly have not learned after being punished multiple times, disbarment is a very real possibility.
A Chewbacca Prosecution may also be used in a Kangaroo Courtwhere it doesn't matter what the prosecutor says because he's going to win anyway. The judge declares him not guilty as a result. Anime and Manga Isaac and Miria from Baccano! The argument referenced in the quote? It wasn't even an argument at all, but rather a Shrinking Violet trying to introduce himself to them.
In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complexthe Amoral Attorney tries to get his cyborg client off for murdering his girlfriend by trying to have the trial focus on the supposed read: Masazumi has just accused the Testament Union of abusing the system of History Recreation to benefit themselves at the cost of an innocent person's life.
She then proposes an alternative course of action that requires no deaths and benefits not just the far east but ultimately the whole world. He reveals to everyone listening that Masazumi who presents herself as male is actually a girl and then accuses her of just using the situation to take power for herself.
It was totally irrelevant, did nothing to counter her arguments, and it almost worked. In Kill la KillMako Mankanshoku is a master of using this.
A side effect of being the local Cloudcuckoolander is that she often makes completely nonsensical speeches that reduce most villains to stunned silence.The Origin of Philosophy: The Attributes of Mythic/ Mythopoeic Thought.
The pioneering work on this subject was The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East by Henri Frankfort, H.A. Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen, and William A. Irwin (University of Chicago Press, , -- also once issued by Penguin as Before Philosophy).
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Hercule Poirot (UK: / ˈ ɛər k juː l ˈ p w ɑːr oʊ /, US: / h ɜːr ˈ k juː l p w ɑː ˈ r oʊ /; French: [ɛʁkyl pwaʁo]) is a fictional Belgian detective, created by Agatha alphabetnyc.com is one of Christie's most famous and long-lived characters, appearing in 33 novels, one play (Black Coffee), and more than 50 short stories published between and Alphabet writing practice worksheets worksheets for school.
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