Monday, June 2, 2014

Analogies are like awesome ways to explain things...

Analogies are like an awesome way to explain things, until they are not.  Because no two things are the same, any attempt to aid understanding using an analogy must be limited to the most superficial levels of comparison.  Trying to take the comparison too deep will fail, in much the same way that comparing the Beatles and the Stones will go off the tracks shortly after the statement: "The Beatles are like the Stones..."

(I'm creating this post mostly as a spot to link to in future posts, kind of like a shorthand way of explaining my issue with analogies)