On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Greg Woods wrote:
> > Hitler
> > first got into political office on a fair vote in a free election.
> OK, that's it. Time to invoke Godwin's Law: the usefulness of a debate
> is ended as soon as someone drags Hitler and the Nazis into it.
> Amazing how accurate that is; nothing against the person who actually
> is the one to do this, but by the time Hitler gets mentioned, the same
> points have usually been made ad nauseum on both sides and people are
> starting to resort to "arguing by extreme example". Attempting to
> associate one's opponent with Hitler, even very indirectly, seems to be
> a very common thing to happen at this point.
You're a tad late there, Greg, we've already had a debate over "what is
Godwin's law" and the proper instances in which it should be invoked. :^)
But I'm glad to see you know what it is, though.
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