Good advice. Thanks for your comments. I knew it wasn't going anywhere, but I really wanted to give sylvius a chance to explain himself and interact with rationality and mutual respect before excluding him from the forum. Unfortunately, he only became more and more irrational, and didn't have the common decency to explain his rude accusations with more than a few sentence fragments. This gave me the impression that he really didn't care whether or not he was understood; an attitude very corrosive to the quality of an internet forum. He placed the final straw on this camel's back when he became belligerent about misunderstandings he caused by the incoherency of his own posts.
This thread is now closed.