First of it's not just Phils. There have much more insulting and offensive things said in this thread.
So you're saying he's condemning my ignorance, stupidity and displaying of lemming behaviour? Because the post was clearly directed at me and a particular statement I made.
In response to his "critique" of the internet, I have to say that is what we should expect. Anyone can voice and opinion on any topic and so there will be mostly noise. That's why placing like wikipedia exists. That's why scientific journals exist.
What I find even more prevalent and despicable is the misanthropy, anger, and aggression that often pervades internet forums.