A reminder from the forum ReadMe:
Although emotions can run high when debating something that you feel strongly about, remember that you are not debating someone else's intelligence (or lack thereof), background or location, but rather the topic itself and their position on the topic. For best results try to back up your assertions with some sort of evidence, and also be prepared to have others find evidence against your assertions and shoot holes in what you have said.
Personal attacks will just get threads closed or worse, so avoid attacking the messenger and stick to attacking the message. Infraction-able offenses are very gray in these types of threads so please stay as respectful as possible. We will try to just close the threads when out of hand.. but if members get too crazy-rude infractions will be passed out like normal.
Please pay heed to the above; several contributions to this thread (and indeed others) are straying dangerously close to the limit of tolerance.