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Poe's Law

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Wikipedia fundies scheming to keep Jewish science on top.

Butthurt over the Jewish bias of the Nobel Prize Committee, atheist scientists began work on their own competing theories about the universe.

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Poe's Law

This is how memes are born sauce

Modernly stated as:

Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to troll a fundamentalist in such a way that someone won't mistake for the genuine article.

Examples:

Poe's Corollary

There is a dual to Poe's Law called Poe's Corollary which states:

It is impossible for an act of fundamentalism to be made that someone won't mistake for a parody.

Examples:

Troll-Luser Convergence Theorem

Poe's Law and Poe's Corollary are a special cases of what's known as the Troll-Luser Convergence Theorem. Intuitively, what this means is that sophisticated trolls are indistinguishable. This is the fundamental insight which guides modern theories of trollings.

This is the observation that fuels the economies of the modern troll industry.

Epistimology of lulz

Modern lulzkilling scientists and philosophers are searching for objective ways of distinguishing between parodies of retards and actual retards.

Turing test

After many failed attempts at eliminating copypasta and cancer, Alan Turing devised a challenge in order to raise the bar of automated spam, crapfloods, and trolling. The goal of this challenge is to randomly select between a human troll and a software troll and see if the software troll is so good that the trollee is not able to distinguish between the two.

The major flaw in this test is that as the frustration of even the most experienced of judges builds, their ability to distinguish between obvious trolls and newfags decreases to the point where even the most idiotic of things generates a response.

Chinese room

Not satisfied with the Turing test, other philosophers devised a stronger version of the test called the Chinese room experiment. Which doesn't make any sense because the only thing Chinese people do in a room is play Warcraft, amirite?

See also

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