[oclug] Godwin: Hypothesis, Law of Poltiical Correctness?
trevor.curtis at home.com
Mon Feb 26 12:21:39 EST 2001
I think it was meant as a joke. ;)
On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 07:56:28AM -0800, Francis Pinteric wrote:
> From: Francis Pinteric <linuxdoctor at yahoo.com>
> To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
> Subject: [oclug] Godwin: Hypothesis, Law of Poltiical Correctness?
> Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 07:56:28 -0800 (PST)
> --- Kirrily Robert <skud at e-smith.com> wrote:
> > According to Godwin's law, this thread is now terminated :)
> Sounds like Political Correctness to me! You want to shut down a
> discussion? Invent some principle that you declare to have been
> proved in some way and hit people over the head with it. Works even
> better when you give the air of sacreness like linking it to science
> of religion.
> Besides, what's Godwin's Law anyway? It's a hypothesis to which never
> any proof had been offered. Can you point to me any empirical studies
> of this so-called law? Goodwin talks of probabilities, therefore
> there must be equations, data, results.
> Where? We've seen it a thousand times you say. Common sense you say.
> Ha, I say! Common sense is hardly common and rarely make sense.
> P.S. Is it Goodwin or Godwin? My search for turned up entries for
> both meaning the same thing. One interesting little link declared
> that "State Rep. Goodwin's law license had been revoked." ;-)
> There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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