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I think most strawman arguments are motivated by a desire to

I think most strawman arguments are motivated by a desire to

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So how does Thomas respond? This way: have biology degrees, so I more credible than you are. Like Deepak Chopra, he just compounds his ignorance by flaunting his degrees. Thomas. Why flaunt degrees if you don use them?

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