Fractal wrongness

I wish to cast this image into the aether of the net.

Fractal Wrongness

You are not just wrong; you are recursively wrong. The wrongness of every possible iteration of any of your arguments is self-similar with the wrongness of your entire worldview.

This image is adapted from the demotivator poster described on RationalWiki. The caption offered there says: “You are not just wrong. You are wrong at every conceivable level of resolution. Zooming in on any part of your worldview finds beliefs exactly as wrong as your entire worldview.

The sentiment expressed is clever, but I found the caption unwieldy, unlettered and technically incorrect. Fractals are resolution-independent. They scale indefinitely.


2 thoughts on “Fractal wrongness

  1. Fractals are not resolution independent, they are scale invariant. They don’t scale “indefinitely” my scientifically literate progressive. They have no scale: that’s precisely what makes their structure unique. One must conclude scientifically literate progressive didn’t apply here, maybe just progressive, but certainly not scientifically literate.

    • I looked that up. You should know that “self-similarity” is more precise when referring to fractal scaling, since you’re scientifically literate and all. So, like a typical troll, you’re completely full of shit.


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