Dr. A, thanks for taking the time to write this. You said you were doing it not to convince marc but for everyone else and it was not to no avail. I can pretend to speak for some of us mostly lurkers in saying that your posts are enlightening, witty, educational, and inspiring.
Thanks for the work you put into the post.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. --Thomas Jefferson