Hi euroclydon –
First of all, I wanted to say that it is very clear that you are a really smart guy, a meticulous researcher, and a poster who puts a lot of thought into his words.
I’m writing right now because in spite of your clear intelligence, research, and meticulous posts, you really seem to be failing to effectively communicate your arguments in a way that most people in the forum can readily understand. And I’m sensing frustration on both sides of the conversation.
I bring this up because I have several friends and acquaintances with varying degrees of Asperger's Syndrome, as well as one beloved family member. All of them are really smart, amazing people, who engage in passionate, meticulous research, and who sometimes (often) fail to communicate the issues that are most important to them, to the general public.
I could be way off here, and please forgive me if I am, but based on what I’ve seen of some of your posts, I’m wondering if you’ve ever considered the possibility that you might be somewhere on the Asperger spectrum. If you’ve never considered this before, please don’t dismiss me completely until you’ve taken a look at some of the characteristics associated with Asperger's.
I pulled out a few here, that I thought you might find were not that far off. And there is a link to a more complete list below. Thinking and memory
- has excellent long-term memory for facts and routines; often have an excellent memory for dialogue
- might have difficulty with short-term memory
- is logical and detail-oriented; easily able to identify errors
- can focus on tasks intensely; persistent; difficulty leaving tasks unfinished Special interests
- are all-absorbing, narrow interests done to the exclusion of other activities, done with repetitive adherence, or done with more rote than meaning (as a child)
- often include a fascination with facts or numbers, science, or something related to transportation
- often involve a couple lifelong primary special interests; might include short-term, but very intense, secondary special interests; might acquire more primary interests over time so adults might have 4 or more
- are calming and reduce stress (as opposed to an obsession), but might give appearance of obsessive-compulsive disorder Social interactions
- seems content when left alone
- does not understand social cues and thus might act inappropriately, appearing rude, uncaring, and tactless
- might be able to function in one-to-one interactions but not with multiple people
- has strong sense of loyalty; very loyal to friends
- has strong sense of social justice; tends to defend others and causes
- achieves social success by intellectual analysis rather than intuition
- often has a sense of humor as an adult that is not frequently understood by others, often a very dry sense of humor
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_signs_or_symptoms_of_Aspergers_Syndrome#ixzz1xVD5G57B
If I'm way off target here, I apologize. But if not, there are some very specific actions that you might be interested in taking, that might help you learn to better frame the way that you present arguments, so that your intended audience better understands the information that you are presenting.