= G =
Godwin's Law prov.
[Usenet] "As a Usenet discussion
grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or
Hitler approaches one." There is a tradition in many groups that,
once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the
Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress.
Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper
bound on thread length in those groups. However there is also a
widely- recognized codicil that any intentional triggering
of Godwin's Law in order to invoke its thread-ending effects will
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.