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I just created a slideshow from a cutscene in Cradle of Empires to use as a video example for this trope (though this video could also be applied to Evil Is Petty, Jerkass, or Threw My Bike on the Roof). How do I post it?
(I have no clue why none of the links in this post are working or how to fix them, BTW.)
I'm thinking of removing this as it's more a case of Weasel Words than this trope but would like others to weigh in first:
This page is accumulating massive amounts of "Real Life Examples" that aren't. There was a sales example that isn't true. Several cases where real examples were listed that are Leonine Contracts, rather than examples of Moving the Goalposts. And one that the author pointed out wasn't true but was in a movie (so put it in the Films section, not Real Life). In particular, if your example consists of somebody making a deal that has awful terms but the terms don't actually change, then it's not an example of this trope.
There's also about a hundred bullet points about creationists. I think one or two is plenty. There's also a ton about scientific reasoning and Popper's falsificationist perspective— that belongs on some other wiki.
I wouldn't mind banning Real Life examples altogether. This page seems to attract a lot of soap boxing.
Why doesn't the person being hit with stacks of books proving evolution provide the massively higher stack of outdated and incorrect theories that 'proved it' until they were revised?
Science doesn't work on an "all or nothing" scale, but a "less-wrong-than-before" revision scale.
Which brings me to my point: the "outdated and incorrect theories" were "revised" with the newly-available knowledge. And when the time comes for the 'presented "stacks of books"' to be revised, it will be for more-accurate descriptions of what the books and articles presented.
Right, so an edit war doesn't break out, I took this page's image off because this page itself can't use Console Wars as an example.
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