Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is a saying made by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states: "As a discussion on the Internet grows longer, the likelihood of a comparison of a person's being compared to Hitler or another Nazi reference, increases.". That means that as more people talk on the Internet for a longer time, it becomes more and more likely that someone will talk about Hitler or the Nazis.
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- Association fallacy
- Benford's law of controversy
- Troll (Internet)
- List of adages named after people
- Infinite monkey theorem
References[change | edit source]
- "How to post about Nazis and get away with it—the Godwin's Law FAQ". http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/legends/godwin/. Retrieved 2006-05-07.
- Godwin, Mike (January 12, 1995). "Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies (and Corollaries)". EFF.org. Electronic Frontier Foundation. pp. "Net Culture – Humor" archive section. http://www.eff.org/Net_culture/Folklore/Humor/godwins.law. Retrieved 2006-03-24.
- Godwin, Mike (October 1, 2004). "Meme, Counter-meme". Wired. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.10/godwin.if.html. Retrieved 2006-03-24.