Friday, February 03, 2006

I think it is good to recognize the pitfalls of Godwin's law for a moment:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.

May we all learn to avoid outrageous hyperboles and ad hominems when debating. Certainly I am not scot-free on this. I really do dislike it when conversations I am in turn into all-consuming fires that descend into non-evidential debates. It takes both hands to wash each other. Cheers to a new day.

2 comments:

Christo said...

But what if it is the Germans that make the first comparisons of an issue to Hitler and the Nazis?

Jonathan said...

Ahh.....but it wasn't made online you see ;)