I meet zombies every day.
They are mostly alive, just their brains are dead.
Most are harmless.
There are only a few dangerous ones.
When they go into crack withdrawel, they will do anything for a 10 dollar hit.
Most of them don't have that problem.
They just have glassy stares and go through the motions of work and life.
For the bad ones, I keep my katana handy.
Whatever works, use it.
A good idea stands on its own value independent of authorship.
If it stands or falls on the credibility of the author, maybe it isn't such a good idea.