On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Nicq MacDonald wrote:
> > :Godwin's Law: /prov./ [Usenet] "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.
> > - The Jargon File (<URL:http://www.ccil.org/jargon/>)
> It doesn't stop neo-Nazis... or anyone else who thinks that Hitler had some
> good ideas...
nor those who like to throw around emotional buzz words to attempt to
invalidate any opinion they don't like without a logical counter
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