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People who, when quoted, instantly invalidate any argument

A list, in no particular order and of no particular completeness.

  • Noam Chomsky
  • Ayn Rand
  • Gandhi
  • Winston Churchill
  • Hunter S Thompson
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Jim Morrison
  • George W Bush
  • Milton Freedman
  • Timothy Leary
  • Adolph Hitler (by way of comparison)
  • Dr Seuss
  • Frederic Nietzsche
  • any DJ other than John Peel
  • Richard Stallman
  • Ann Coulter
  • Bill Watterson
  • Richard Dawkins
  • any anthropomorphized animal character
  • Strom Thurmond
  • John Lennon
  • Karl Marx
  • Adolf Eichman
  • Anton LaVey
  • Jerry Falwell
  • any baseball personality
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Carlos Casteneda
  • Einstein (if not about physics)
  • Deepak Chopra
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • Bobby Fischer
  • anyone with a blog
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • William Shakespeare
  • Robert Anton Wilson
  • Mark Twain
  • Bono, or anyone Bono would quote

Compiled in part from suggestions.

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