That's some great reading comprehension there, from the educator↗. So, yeah, as people start to complain because Arf told you off profanely, I will simply remind that nobody is going to flag you for your misrepresentation and abusive behavior. I mean, sure, it's one thing if Arf is failing to distinguish between space and what fills it, but I don't see why any of his errors require your misrepresentation. That's the thing, James. Go back to #3↑, for a moment, and ask yourself what was the purpose of the rhetorical sleight; the question isn't the unit of measurement, or even the concept of length, but what the bacterium actually is. Or, per the topic, it's not the unit of measurement by which we describe mass that comes into question, but the fundamental nature of the mass itself. In #8↑, your operational definition is, well, an operational definition, but in its way it is also a change of subject. And it's one thing to brush away someone's prediction, but you did eventually fulfill it, see #29↑. And whatever else our neighbor is doing wrong, James, it remains true that I just don't get your need for perpetual provocation; if this is the way it goes, then we might as well just skip the whole mess of it and flag Arf for opening the thread in the first place. It's not too much to ask that he proffer even the slightest whiff of a thesis, but dragging it out by bullshitting him is explicitly not useful.