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

Subject: Re: OT: Sturgeon's Law and other eponymous laws
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: sphilip <2551phil -at- gmail -dot- com>, "lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com" <lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:04:38 -0700 (PDT)

More in humor than in eye rolling...


Are you practicing to be a lawyer or did you just read a dictionary and felt the need to mindbelch after too large a mental meal?


How about on the fact that Dr. Sturgeon used the word "everything?"  He didn't qualify it in any way.  And if you don't agree with me that the rule applies in music, you must have no ears.  Ever tried listening to Primus?



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From: sphilip <2551phil -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com
Cc: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>; TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2012 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: OT: Sturgeon's Law and other eponymous laws

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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