Heirarchy of Argument

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Graham's_Hierarchy_of_Disagreement.jpg
Now talkers can know their level of discourse on most matters :D:D:p

Talkers posts in the News & Politics forum can be used to assess where each talker is categorized in this hierarchy.

RWNEBP inafall wapi Refuting the central point or refutation?

Why is it a pyramid? Finding it hard to understand why refutation and counter argument are not one and the same ?

RWNBP iko top of the pyramid

Hapo kwa Ad Hominem…hapo sasa

Sounds like contradiction

The higher on the pyramid, the better your argument.

In refutation, you quote the opponent, then explain why they are wrong. In counter argument, you simply present an opposing view, then provide evidence for your view.