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

Subject: RE: OT: Sturgeon's Law and other eponymous laws
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>, "lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com" <lcortese -at- townisp -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:07:58 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sphilip
> As I already said, it falls far short of the standards of evidence
> required in either science or logic for accepting a novel claim as true.
> In science, that means you have to give some evidence for believing it
> based on either observation or confirmable prediction. In logic, that
> means you have to show how the claim follows logically from the
> premises. Both of these standard criteria seem absent, though I'm
> willing to consider any that you want to bring forward.
> Whenever someone makes a novel claim in any discipline, the onus of
> proof is on the person making the claim. What is the evidence that
> Sturgeon's law is true, apart from your personal opinion? I don't need
> to prove it's not true any more than I need to prove that fairies don't
> exist. In both cases, there's simply no good reason to accept the
> proposition in the first place.

So, somewhere you've made exactly the same argument against
a good half of the "laws" in the list? You jumped on whoever first
brought... oh... the Peter Principle to your attention?

Murphy's Law?
You DARE to even QUESTION Murphy's Law?

- kevin

PS: Yes, I'm tugging your chain just a little.

PPS: But... pointedly... pointedly...

PPPS: Oh, wait! You were having us on with a straight-faced bit of your own humo[u]r. Sorry. Missed that.

PPPPS: ... assume continued nested postscripts until I win, or we both forget why we're here, or the PPPs wrap at least a full line.

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