Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Smirk

There are many informal laws of internet discussion groups and blog chat, occasionally it's worth reminding ourselves of the main ones..

Godwin's Law: As any Internet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1

Poe's Law : Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.

Rule 34 : If it exists, there is porn of it.

Skitt's Law : Any post correcting an error in another post will contain at least one error itself.

Scopie's Law : In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing AnswersInGenesis as a credible source loses the argument immediately

Danth's Law : If you have to insist that you've won an internet argument, you've probably lost badly.

Pommer's Law : A person's mind can be changed by reading information on the internet. The nature of this change will be from having no opinion to having a wrong opinion.

DeMyer's Law : Anyone who posts an argument on the internet which is largely quotations can be safely ignored, and is deemed to have lost the argument before it has begun.

Cohen's Law : Whoever resorts to the argument that ‘whoever resorts to the argument that... …has automatically lost the debate’ has automatically lost the debate.

The Exclamation Law : The more exclamation points used in a posting, the more likely it is a complete lie. This is also true for excessive capital letters.

I'm sure Trump will have created a few new ones by the time he's finished..

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