Dumbest Influential Argument Ever?
I've decided to run a blog contest for the dumbest influential argument ever, in any field in which the readers and writers of this blog have knowledge (law, sociology, philosophy, political science, humanities in general, medical ethics, economics, etc. etc.).
Nominations are open in the comments, and judging will be by general acclaim or my personal fiat.
Don't pick on anyone alive, please. Historical arguments only. Unless you pick on someone I really hate who happens to be alive, like Posner.
I'll start it off with two nominations:
1. Anselm's ontological argument.
2. Aristotle's natural slaves.
For obvious reasons.