Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Variations on Godwin's Law.

As I'm sure you know, Godwin's Law states that as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.

After lengthy study of The Guardian's Comment is Free pages, I can add the following variations:

  • In any online discussion of an English Parliament the probability of someone mentioning Edgar the Atheling approaches.
  • In any online discussion of climate change the probability of someone mentioning the measurements he has been taking in his back yard approaches.
  • In any discussion of the economy the probability of someone mentioning the coming crisis of capitalism approaches.
  • In any discussion of Christianity the probability of someone mentioning  Hypatia approaches.
I'll let you know if I find any more.


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