Re: OT: Sturgeon's Law and other eponymous laws

Subject: Re: OT: Sturgeon's Law and other eponymous laws
From: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:47:36 +0700


On 6 Sep 2012, at 20:36, lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com wrote:

> Every THING yes, not human beings.
>
> Larry Cortese
>
>> Sturgeon's Law applies to EVERYTHING - competence in any field, wage
>> scales, auto design, music...you name it, the good doctor's dictum
>> applies.

On what evidence should we accept either of these wild claims? Sturgeon was simply stating his opinion about genres of writing in response. I see no reason why anyone should accept that as true even in the particular case he was referring to, let alone take it as metaphysical article of faith.

>From such uncritical nonsense is irrationalism born, and along with it many other human ills.

Phil

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