Now, this reaction was utterly predictable.
Usually, Scientists who amass awards and credentials as Watson has, are not usually termed a "moron". as Laden asserts. Another ad hominem, I assume. First kill the messenger, then attack the message.
Next, Laden pointed out certain items that sounded very much akin to what I was trying to put across in my earlier post. His points are very well taken, in that we tend to agree in large.
He spoiled his own case, in my eyes at any rate, by character assassination on Watson. Professionals are not supposed to act in that way toward one another. One presents one's "professional opinion" in contrast to that proposed by another. One doesn't stoop to name calling to reinforce one's case. If these niceties are not followed, then it turns into a lot of what we see posted in these forums at times.
....and nothing gets accomplished.