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Generalising Russell’s Law?

Barbara O’Brien reports on a spoof global warming denial site which many people – including ‘comedian’ Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and possibly Senator Jim Inhofe’s staff – took for the real thing.

Russell’s Law states that it’s impossible to distinguish a creationist from a parody of a creationist.  This incident makes me wonder if it’s possible to generalise Russell’s Law to all forms of denialism.

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One Response

  1. I certainly have seen the reality and parody converge more than once!

    http://exploringourmatrix.blogspot.com/2007/10/when-reality-mirrors-parody.html

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