For what its worth, I had felt myself more on your side as regards the "drops" argument - but your response to Rusty does appear to give credence to the accusations made against you about dodging and refusing to accept that statements you make may be wrong. That said, I can see where this thread may have pushed your buttons to the extent that you couldn't be bothered to try to answer Rusty's question.
Anfauglir, I'd like to clarify my persistence in regards to what in essence is a seeming quibble over trivia.
I do this in the interest accuracy.
jtp56 first made the erronous claim "a drop is not a unit of measurement" back in September.
He made it again in another thread in October by which time he had already established himself as a problematic irritant on this forum.
In ~30 posts back then, he’d already amassed 16 smites from 11 different smiters, since then he has managed to claim first place on the most smited leader board in very short time.
I’m not happy necessarily about this (you would see if you were interested enough to check, that I have never smited him), but given the broad range of smiters and the thematic nature of the stated causes for smiting, jtp56 is without doubt a less than straight poster on this forum.
I originally posted a scathing reply to his october post of
Oh. I forgot. It's taught in the public school system. You know, "Science". Why would anyone disagree with what's taught in the public school system. Remember....one drop plus one drop is one drop... wow....that clears things up. Note to you scientists out there: One drop is not an internationally recognized unit of mearure.
I had been following jtp56 since he’d arrived on site, and I was by then (and still am) convinced that he is an intelligent, deliberately provocative and sly person.
And I attacked his stupidly incorrect claim in the same mocking and condescending tone with which he has been irritating many members of this forum.
The only difference was that I offered an irrefutable proof of his error.
He of course dodged reply, as he has always done.
I did not follow his dodging up apart from the occasional (no doubt abrasive) request/demand for him to acknowledge the correction. He dodged all such requests.
So I watched for the past two months as he amassed more smitings for the same style of slippery obfuscatory and sly postings, and finally I’d had enough and decided to put his deceit on display.
Did he behave as I expected?
Yes, at my persistence, for all to witness, to this moment, he is still dodging something like months and 150+ posts later.
So why did I pursue this?
Just so that what was obvious to me, jtp56’s real nature and practised behaviour, his intentional lack of fidelity honesty or integrity became exposed by his actions, so that the forum is made aware of what they are actually dealing with.
DaveDave said something like “it is surely a lesser evil to call someone names than to be deserving of them”, and I have been instructed to not call names, but I declare that jtp56 is a knowing and deliberate practitioner of disingenuousness (by omission at minimum), and I am not calling names, but making a verifiable statement of fact.