SC: Well let us go back a step, shall we. You did not answer my question. You answered my initial question stating that the geometric relationships exhibited between G1 and G3 was probably coincidence and then when I subsequently asked you to quantify your probability, you then claimed you had "no idea".
MA: So, I answered your initial question. And then I answered your follow-up question with "I have no idea how probable".
SC: I beg to differ. See below.
SC: How can something, in your opinion, be "probably coincidence" when you have "no idea" how that might be so?
MA: That is not what I said. I never commented on "how that might be so". Again, I said that "I have no idea how probable". Here is a much needed crash course in probabilities for you: For something to be "probable", the probability must be above 50%. To quantify the probability in this particular case is impossible since we do not have all the variables needed to do the calculation.
SC: So you can quantify your probability as “above 50%” and that you are able to do so when – by your own admission – “To quantify the probability in this particular case is impossible since we do not have all the variables needed to do the calculation.” Have you any idea just how ridiculous your position here is? If you don’t know the variables you cannot possibly give ANY value. I think you need to take yourself on that crash course.
MA: You are in no position to demand anything.
SC: Oh but I am.
MA: No. See above.
SC: I am the Author of the Month here.. [snip]
MA: Then act like it.
SC: I am. I am responding to a particular point made by you and seeking you to clarify and substantiate it. That is part of my role as AoM. See above.
MA: I shall leave it to the readers to decide for themselves if I have answered your question or not.
SC: Oh yes – you gave an answer but a completely illogical answer which means it is no answer at all. I am sure most readers will be puzzled how you can claim on the one hand a probability value above 50% and yet, on the other hand, you have “no idea” upon what to base that value. This is what is being asked of you, so do explain. Or retract your statement.
MA: They might also ponder why you refuse to answer a relevant question concerning your hypothesis.
SC: One question at a time.