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Response to malthaussen (Reply #30)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 12:13 PM

31. now I have to look up Godwin's law

 

I know I know it, it's in my brain somewhere.

on edit: I just looked this up the other day and have forgotten already.

I'm going to send myself an email to see if I can remember tomorrow what it is.

In case anyone doesn't know, Godwin's law:

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."[2][3] In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.

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