Erik Larsen is one of the LAST individuals you EVER want to go to for an unbiased opinion of JB.
Whoever said it, the quote can be considered on its own merit. As I said, I've always dismissed it but Byrne has really done his best to live up to it.
And absolutely nothing wrong with name-dropping. Shows that JB does his research.
That research is probably being done in the waiting room of a dentist's office.
JB summed it up best as follows (typo included)...
If God created the Univers, who or what created God?
That's his trump card, huh? Oofah!
And the winnahhhh..... Erik Larsen!