I did not launch an ad hominem attack on you,
Had I felt it was against me, I would not have mentioned it.
You should reference the whole passage and not just one sentence whose meaning is easily changed when taken out of context.
Context does not obviate my point. Once you eliminate the basis for a line of reasoning, whatever your explanation, you cut off dialog on that reasoning. All I am left with is dialog on your explanation.
I get that you disagree with me.I don't think you do!
I disagree with your approach to exposition, not necessarily your conclusions. I think you could have made many of your points, some of which I find worth while for me to investigate, without insulting the author or the science on which he chose to base his conclusions.
I have personal experience of combat in a cavalry unit, that is what I base my belief on. What about you?
I am grateful beyond my ability to express in words for your service to our country. I was not so privileged. Even though I am somewhat long in the tooth, I have been exploring serving as a civilian in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, in my profession, a current security clearance is required and mine has long since expired.