It's an honor to see something I wrote commended by people whose writing I so much enjoy. When a post is long, in fact, it's good to know anyone reads it at all!
This is a remarkable forum you've put together. You use the strengths of the e-mail format to make a place where people actually talk to each other and get acquainted, in spite of differences that often seem intractable. I especially appreciate the scientists here who take the time, gratis, to share what they know with the lay public, especially the misinformed and the spiritually abused.
And thanks for giving me a place to keep my English up to speed. ;)
phat - 'Fervent' you may be, but in the best sense. You respect what you revere. You let God be God. My hat is off to that, sir, always.
phat, NosyNed, jar - Here's wishing you a star in your crown and a beer in your hand, both golden.