Quote: Then the real issue may be that some conclusion based on some type of reasoning was simply not welcome at that subforum. Specifically, pointing out what may seem obvious to you may pose a challenge to the moderator. People tasked with monitoring specific behaviors on web forums (speaking from personal experience) tend to fall prey to the fallacy that all disagreeable, possibly inflammatory comments are a form of attention-seeking behavior known as trolling. Of course it could be that the move is simply the result of a more literal reading of your thread, which mirrors the sort of dissection your statements have been exposed to over the past few pages. Then, by all means, sound science forum is a welcome place to try out hypotheses or question the validity of a set of assertions (e.g. 16/44 vs 24/96). If not, well hey, that's the conversation we're having now regardless of the nobility of your intent. Quote: From I could glean from your comment, you appear to be describing a false dichotomy. How about we introduce a simpler way of looking at things: the most important tool we have is the scientific method, but it's prone to misapplication and misinterpretation.