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Re: Godwin's Law

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  • hartshje@aol.com
    ... Dave, Very interesting. I have never heard of this before. Does counting the dead in WWII (I mean counting up to 40 million) count as higher math ? -
    Message 1 of 93 , Nov 30, 2001
      --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...> wrote:
      > In a message dated Thu, 29 Nov 2001 4:15:35 PM Eastern Standard
      Dave,
      Very interesting. I have never heard of this before. Does counting
      the dead in WWII (I mean counting up to 40 million) count as "higher
      math"?
      - Joe

      > Time, "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...> writes:
      >
      > For those unfamiliar, Godwin's Law states:
      >
      > "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."
      >
      > As you can see, higher math is required . . .
      >
      >
      > Dave Smith
      > Villa Hills, KY
    • hartshje@aol.com
      ... Dave, Very interesting. I have never heard of this before. Does counting the dead in WWII (I mean counting up to 40 million) count as higher math ? -
      Message 93 of 93 , Nov 30, 2001
        --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...> wrote:
        > In a message dated Thu, 29 Nov 2001 4:15:35 PM Eastern Standard
        Dave,
        Very interesting. I have never heard of this before. Does counting
        the dead in WWII (I mean counting up to 40 million) count as "higher
        math"?
        - Joe

        > Time, "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...> writes:
        >
        > For those unfamiliar, Godwin's Law states:
        >
        > "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."
        >
        > As you can see, higher math is required . . .
        >
        >
        > Dave Smith
        > Villa Hills, KY
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