In the spirit of Godwin's law - I propose Beastie's law
icantthinkofone at charter.net
Tue Nov 27 16:30:11 PST 2007
Andy Greenwood wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
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>>> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>>>> Beastie's Law:
>>>> Any demand of a modification of FreeBSD or it's website
>>>> using political incorrectness as the justification is automatically
>>> Political Incorrectness is very subjective though.
>> It doesen't matter. What constitutes a Nazi comparison is also
>> very subjective. However, Godwin's law works anyway.
> According to wikipedia (I am aware this isn't a real source) Godwin's
> law is defined thusly.
> As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison
> involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
> The law isn't subjective at all. It specifically requires the
> comparison of one of the points or platforms to those of Nazis or
> Hitler himself. The comparison itself could be as oblique or
> subjective as you want, but the fact is that it must DIRECTLY involve
> Nazis or Hitler.
> However, I don't agree that the proposed Beastie's Law is subjective
> either. It states that the person making the demands is using
> political incorrectness as one of their points as to why the change
> should be made. Whether or not everyone will agree on the political
> (in)correctness of the proposed change is irrelevant.
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