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Sturgeon’s law(s)

1) “90% of everything is crud.”*

2) “Nothing is absolutely so.”

Theodore Sturgeon

Law number one is most useful for rebutting (or ignoring) attacks on a a genre of art, field of study that cite its worst quality items as examples.

Number two is helpfully applied to aphorisms of (almost*) all kinds.

More context here.

*Sturgeon called this first statement his “revelation” and the second his “law”, but the first is the one people talk about.

**almost: “Everything in moderation… including moderation.

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