[LMB] Gene cleaning in real life, Fifth Season

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 19:49:12 GMT 2017


OTOH, there are times when the slippery slope is very real.  I could give
you examples, but that would lead us straight into contemporary politics,
both US and foreign.

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:50:47 -0500, Rachel <anglerfish at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >I don't know that I am convinced about the slippery slope argument.
>
> I'm suspicious of "slippery slope" statements in general; they're often
> full of specious non-sequiturs.  For instance, an opponent of equal
> marriage in the UK said he was opposed because it would allow a father
> to marry his son to avoid inheritance tax.  There are so many things
> wrong with that argument...  and others said it would lead to polygamy,
> or people marrying animals or pieces of furniture....
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