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A curiosity stopper, also known as a thought-terminating cliché, is a phrase or sentence intended to shut down discussion with a statement that is neither incorrect nor falsifiable, typically while sounding wise.
- God did it.
- Everything happens for a reason.
- It's a matter of opinion!
- Don't judge.
- It's just common sense.
- I'm just sayin'.
- It is what it is.
- LessWrong Wiki (Semantic stopsign)
- 2013-06-26 The "Thought-Terminating Cliché" by Ed Brayton