Quick question – everybody reading this blog understands why the “slippery slope” is a weak and logically-flawed argument, right?
You’d think it would go without saying, but apparently some established commercial bloggers either don’t understand it, or are happy cynically manipulating readers who don’t.
Just want to be sure I can skip over a basic Logic 101 lesson when I cover a particular post tomorrow.
UPDATE (16/12): Actually, after all that has come after, I just don’t have the motivation to deal with Bolt’s silly “gay marriage will lead to incest” rant after all. And we’ve got a podcast to prepare tonight – during which we’ll definitely cover it, I promise.
Still, I sort of covered it yesterday at An Onymous Lefty, and if you understand the above and have read the comments to this post you’ll see why the argument is both absurd and offensive.
I suspect it won’t be the last time Bolt tries it on, though. (I mean, god, we were responding to this back in the BoltWatch days.) So maybe next time.