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Haim

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Re: Martin Bickman On The Needless War Between Traditionalists And
Progressives

Posted: Sep 2, 2012 10:05 AM
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Paul A. Tanner, III Posted: Sep 1, 2012 10:42 AM
>
>> The race card is played out. You can forget about
>> intimidating me or anybody else with it.

>
>It's not meant to intimidate you. It's meant to inform
>the reader.


I am happy with that, in a Godwin sort of way. A few people in this forum may not be familiar with Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
so allow me to elaborate.

As you can read in the Wiki article, Mike Godwin observed,

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

One important corollary to Godwin is that once the analogy is made, that particular discussion is finished, and the person who made it automatically loses the debate.

What I mean when I write, "The race card is played out", is that there is a Godwin's Law analog to race. As an online discussion grows longer, especially a discussion about education, the probability of someone playing The Race Card approaches 1. And, as with Godwin's Law, the discussion thereupon comes to an end, and the person who played The Race Card loses the debate.

It is past time for the moderator to incorporate Godwin's Law, in both forms, into the rules of this forum.

Haim
Shovel ready? What shovel ready?


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