Saturday, May 03, 2008

Fractal Wrongness


I came  across this concept while listening to The Non Prophets pod cast. I likes the idea as a way of describing how so many religious apologists argue there case.

Fractal wrongness implies that a view is not in error in just one area but on every level. That means there can be no simple response.

I think it is a deliberate tactic to give the appearance that the overwhelming weight of ideas and information falls on the believers side of the argumant and that those who are arguing against them do not have any answers. Most often it takes the form of a string of statements that incorporate maybe up to 10 basic errors or logical fallacies. There is so much that is wrong in the statements that no one can respond in a reasonable length of time to all of the errors. It works well in debates.

2 Comments:

Blogger OJ said...

Haha yes, I like the idea of fractal wrongness too. There is even a blog at fractallywrong.com (not mine).

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3:22 PM  

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