We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Once, we had a troll at Pharyngula who, insisting that only "Theism" could solve the problem of dark matter, displayed some rather confused ideas about "energy" and "gravity." Using the actual physics, energy is interchangeable with mass — that's the content of Einstein's famous equation — and we've known since Newton that mass is the source of gravitational attraction. Of course, we've updated the Newtonian force law to the Einsteinian description of curved spacetime, but still, more energy means more mass which means a stronger gravitational pull. A sealed box of hot helium gas will actually pull very slightly harder on nearby objects than a box of the same size containing the same number of helium atoms at a lower temperature. Yet to our persistent Pharyngula commenter, "energy" and "gravity" were diametrically opposed concepts — because, I think, when you have "lots of energy" you're not "weighed down" but instead "bouncing around the room."
In short, inconsistencies which appear at the verbal level turn out to be illusory when you progress to the actual science.
My God! If Maggie's Farm had a kill file I'd become a victim of imposed obscurity.
Before I'm banished by future measures against the inane, I'd just like to say that this sentence--"In short, inconsistencies which appear at the verbal level turn out to be illusory when you progress to the actual science"--sums up many of my frustrations with many perspectives. Representative of those silly voices in need of a kill file are the Palestinians and the whole clan of Alinsky "true believers". To those who make the list I salute you--few have climbed the heights of inanity you have achieved, (may you find your special place in hell).