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30th Apr '17 4:21:26 AM AtticusOmundson
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:"Ladies and gentlemen of this ''supposed'' jury, it does not make sense! [[TropeNamers If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit]]! The defense rests, your honor.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:"Ladies and gentlemen of this ''supposed'' jury, it does not make sense! [[TropeNamers If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit]]! The defense rests, your honor.]]-]
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29th Apr '17 12:10:34 PM BURGINABC
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*** Misusing scientific and medical terms are favorites for Chewbacca Defenses. The word quantum and equivocations with the word energy are favorites, with antioxidants and alkali/acid showing up perennially in health quackery. These are really problematic to defend against, since first the correct definition of the scientific or medical term has to be defended.

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*** [[{{Technobabble}} Misusing scientific and medical terms are favorites terms]] is a favorite tactic for Chewbacca Defenses. The word quantum and equivocations with the word energy are favorites, with antioxidants and alkali/acid showing up perennially in health quackery. These are really problematic to defend against, since first the correct definition of the scientific or medical term has to be defended.
20th Apr '17 6:25:24 AM MisterApple
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* Godwin's Law states that as any internet debate rages on, the probability of one side comparing the other side to Hitler gets closer and closer to one. The "Hitler rule," a universal Internet rule established based on Godwin's Law, dictates that once the Godwin Point has been reached, the person who referenced Hitler or the Nazis has automatically lost the debate and there is to be no further discussion on the subject. A corollary to the rule holds that invoking Godwin's Law intentionally because you're sick of debating ("You're Hitler. Debate over.") doesn't work.

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* Godwin's Law GodwinsLaw states that as any internet debate rages on, the probability of one side comparing the other side to Hitler gets closer and closer to one. The "Hitler rule," a universal Internet rule established based on Godwin's Law, dictates that once the Godwin Point has been reached, the person who referenced Hitler or the Nazis has automatically lost the debate and there is to be no further discussion on the subject. A corollary to the rule holds that invoking Godwin's Law intentionally because you're sick of debating ("You're Hitler. Debate over.") doesn't work.
16th Apr '17 2:41:58 PM chelonianmobile
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* Most of the examples [[http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm here]] are spoofs of the Chewbacca Defense. The list could itself be perceived as a straight example when someone tries to use it as proof that God does not exist (and that, itself, is actually on the list).
* [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Argument From Argumentation,"]] where one arguer just says God exists over and over until the opponent leaves, is practically a template for all the others. The opponent's arguments, since they're ignored anyway, are all written as "[Atheist's counterargument]."

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* Most of the examples [[http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm here]] are spoofs of the Chewbacca Defense. The list could itself be perceived as a straight example when someone tries to use it as proof that God does not exist (and that, itself, is actually on the list). \n* Includes the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "Argument From Argumentation,"]] where one arguer just says God exists over and over until the opponent leaves, is practically a template for all the others. The opponent's arguments, since they're ignored anyway, are all written as "[Atheist's counterargument]."" Counterattacked [[http://www.thomism.org/atheism/atheist_logic.html here]] using many of the exact same arguments.
20th Mar '17 6:48:44 PM DustSnitch
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** Later, a talk show host accuses the League of causing more crimes than they solve. Proof? White collar crime (which the league doesn't cover) [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics went up 3%]]! And the real kicker: half of marriages end in divorce, and the other half... in ''death''! Clearly, DC needs a superhero to tackle white collar crime, and a superhero marriage counselor; now if only Doc Samson wasn't a Marvel character...

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** Later, a talk show host accuses the League of causing more crimes than they solve. Proof? White collar crime (which the league doesn't cover) [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics went up 3%]]! And the real kicker: half of marriages end in divorce, and the other half... in ''death''! Clearly, DC needs a superhero to tackle white collar crime, and a superhero marriage counselor; now if only Doc Samson wasn't a Marvel character...counselor.
16th Mar '17 5:26:31 AM newsguy95
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* An episode of ''Series/LALaw'' saw attorney Michael Kuzak in a civil suit, contending with an opposing lawyer who kept interrupting testimony by stopping to do magic tricks, a tap dance and other antics. Since the judge was doing nothing to stop it, Kuzak had to fight fire with fire: he delivered his closing argument wearing a gorilla mask, and point-blank told the jury that the other side was doing this to keep them from noticing that they had no case. He won.
23rd Feb '17 12:10:49 AM Dirtyblue929
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* Cato the Elder is famous for (among other things) ending his senate speeches with [[CatchPhrase "Carthago delenda est,"]] which translates as "Carthage must be destroyed." ''All of them.'' Regardless of what he was discussing. For example, "Yes, I agree, let's raise the taxes on grain. Furthermore, Carthage must be destroyed." He continued this practice up until [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Carthage actually was destroyed]].

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* Cato the Elder is famous for (among other things) ending his senate speeches with [[CatchPhrase "Carthago delenda est,"]] which translates as "Carthage must be destroyed." ''All of them.'' Regardless of what he was discussing. For example, "Yes, I agree, let's raise the taxes on grain. Furthermore, Carthage must be destroyed." He continued this practice up until the day he died - shortly before [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Carthage actually was destroyed]].razed to the ground.]]
23rd Feb '17 12:09:43 AM Dirtyblue929
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* Cato the Elder is famous for (among other things) ending his senate speeches with [[CatchPhrase "Carthago delenda est,"]] which translates as "Carthage must be destroyed." ''All of them.'' Regardless of what he was discussing. For example, "Yes, I agree, let's raise the taxes on grain. And Carthage must be destroyed." He continued this practice up until [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Carthage actually was destroyed]].

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* Cato the Elder is famous for (among other things) ending his senate speeches with [[CatchPhrase "Carthago delenda est,"]] which translates as "Carthage must be destroyed." ''All of them.'' Regardless of what he was discussing. For example, "Yes, I agree, let's raise the taxes on grain. And Furthermore, Carthage must be destroyed." He continued this practice up until [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Carthage actually was destroyed]].
22nd Feb '17 11:48:46 PM Dirtyblue929
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11th Feb '17 12:29:41 PM PF
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* This was a common tactic of Roman lawyers, especially Creator/{{Cicero}}. His "Pro Caelio" is an excellent example, using everything from immense verbosity to pretending to channel a certain woman's dead father to call her a slut. These tactics pull the judges completely off-topic and acquit the defendant Caelius, who is most likely guilty.

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This was a common tactic of Roman lawyers, especially Creator/{{Cicero}}.Cicero. His "Pro Caelio" is an excellent example, using everything from immense verbosity to pretending to channel a certain woman's dead father to call her a slut. These tactics pull the judges completely off-topic and acquit the defendant Caelius, who is most likely guilty.


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* "When did you stop beating your wife?"[[note]]It's a old joke that's usually used when someone is in an argument or dispute.[[/note]]
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