Heck, Robert, I didn't mean to imply that you should take your post down! Obviously I went off the handle or something... (Not the first time.)
Wow. Now I feel bad. You don't fight fair, Robert. :o)
As I said, I AGREE with what you said. All energy ultimately comes from the sun with the possible exceptions (if you don't take the logic too far) of geothermal and nuclear. And, we are rapidly progressing toward a total energy economy, which will get awkward when cheap oil runs out. I hope you saved that post somewhere and can put it back up. I'd feel downright awful if I ever assumed the role of "BPL Censor" or something like that. (I'm a big Bill of Rights guy.) And as Miguel said, this is the best forum in existence.
Not to mention, we are used to digressions, here. :o)
Honestly, my comments were meant more along the line of "advice on debating style" than anything else. When I meet people with whom I share a similar contentious view but who I think are being just abrasive enough in their style that it is counterproductive, I give them the whole "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" line. That is, in effect, what I was trying to do with you. Honestly... I did find your tone smug and condescending, but I admit that in this media misinterpretation is easy. But if it was easily misinterpreted then you still have a problem with your style. (Lord knows I do, at times.) While reading that post the first time I was WAITING for you to address us as "sheeple" or something like that- it seemed to be in keeping with your tone. (I generally ignore anyone who uses that particular neologism, as I find it to be a reliable indicator of someone on a rant, rather than a thought-out argument.)
And as I said, if you simply dumped that into your keyboard late at night after a long day, and thus didn't think much about it, then heck, sorry. I've been there- and it is what often leads to my vicious editing.
Anyway- obviously I was too harsh, there. The "think about it" line set me off, then I started getting persnickety. I'll gracefully back away from the issue, now, if that is possible...
Am I sounding contrite enough?