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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 22:14
On Tuesday 21 January 2003 08:41 am, Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work wrote:
> Yitzik wrote: > > Sounds Nazi. > > Aaah. I was waiting for that one. It isn't a REAL flamewar > until someone makes a Nazi reference. How does that old > flamewar rule go again?
Godwin's Law (from the Jargon Files): "[Usenet] "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." There is a tradition in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress. Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on thread length in those groups. However there is also a widely- recognized codicil that any intentional triggering of Godwin's Law in order to invoke its thread-ending effects will be unsuccessful." :Peter