Thursday, July 14, 2005

Insider Blogball: Godwin's Adage Gets No Rest

Godwin's Law states:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (i.e. certainty).
There's a garden-variety conservative-liberal debate going on at Nashville Is Talking, which has inevitably lead to said analogies, but I do want to highlight one of the more creative instances of Godwin's rule in effect that I have seen. It was posted by Alan at No Rest:
We are all different people with different opinions and I refused to be buried in a dark hole because of mine. This is America, not a chapter from Mein Kampf.
The judges award that manuever a 9.5 for original use of the analogy that doesn't insult the intelligence of the audience. It may signal the end of the debate, but Alan finishes strong.

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