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Godwin’s Law: as an online discussion grows longer (regardless of topic or scope), the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Adolf Hitler approaches 1. In less mathematical terms, the longer the discussion, the more likely a Nazi comparison becomes, and with long enough discussions, it is a certainty.
If you’ve ever waded into the sewer of YouTube comments, you’ve seen Godwin’s Law up close. The discourse quickly devolves into ad hominem attacks that will inevitably contain Nazi analogies. Needless to say, it’s not a convincing argument. It’s a fun meme because it highlights the absurdity of the argument.
Lately, I’ve noticed the omnipresence of another argument: Bitcoin. From solving equality, corruption, governance, incentives, to your everyday problems, Bitcoin Fixes This.
HODLwin’s Law: as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a realization that Bitcoin is the solution approaches 1
I’m not anti-Bitcoin, far from it. Just poking some fun at Bitcoin Maximalists. But we do need to point out how absurd some of the arguments are.