Spira’s Law of Indistinction – Extended Version


Extrapolated from Robert Benchley’s Law of Distinction:

When it comes to a statement that is framed with the idea of, “there are two kinds of people,” there are two kinds of potential readers of that statement:

  • those readers who delve into and enjoy the distinctions of the duality being addressed by the statement; or
  • those readers who fixate on the fact that these sorts of statements aren’t precisely correct, and that there are shades of gray in between…
  • ..or other exceptions altogether, that may have nothing to do with the spectrum suggested by what might be a false dichotomy.
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Posted on February 1, 2013, in Diversions, Information Design, Learning and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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