A false assumption based on cowardice, which is then used as the basis of an argument in an attempt to discredit an opposing idea. So called because of the yellow stripes of the pampas cat (also known as the straw cat)
Religious fundamentalists who fear Darwin, deliberately misprepresent his ideas so that they can discredit them. Their assertion that humans are descended from monkeys is not what Darwin said, and is the flimsiest of their straw cats, with its yellow stripes boldly displayed.
by MakkaPakka February 19, 2009