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

Subject: Re: OT: Sturgeon's Law and other eponymous laws
From: lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com
To: "sphilip" <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:19:39 -0400 (EDT)

On what evidence? The best kind, life experience.

There's nothing irrational about it. Sturgeon's Law is an estimable
reflection on the nature of reality.

Larry


>
> 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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