I've thought long and hard about this.
I will not be continuing to debate Fran - on any subject.
Over the past few weeks (months?) I've spent a lot of time on these threads. With full time union rep job, chair of school governors, and father of 2, I have a very limited amount of time I can spend here - by focussing on Fran I've had to refrain from joining in other threads that interest me.
Fran has repeatedly called my honesty into question.
Fran demanded many times I answer 3 extra questions before continuing.....then abandoned that thread.
Fran ignored a direct question from me for several weeks.
Fran is still attempting to slide facts into my argument, and will not answer with a straight yes or no a direct question.
All these problems stem from one source, I think - that Fran has admitted that he posts nothing from himself, relying on copying arguments from others.
I therefore see no point in wasting any more time "debating" someone who can and will ONLY respond by parrotting someone else's words. Again, as I said, there is no debate there - all I am doing is arguing with a book, not a human. Any original points I make will remain unanswered - any UNoriginal points that aren't phrased "just so", will not be coherently answered if there is not a direct cut-and-paste that fits them.
There IS no debate. Frankly, there isn't even a discussion worthy of anywhere more than the Chatter area.
I will not be engaging with Fran any further, on any subject. Please archive the 3 questions thread. I would also prefer than the 49-pager also be archived, though as many others have interest in it, it is perhaps not solely my decision to make. Either way, this will be my last contribution on the subject.