Really, can someone, maybe Science Avenger, or PvM, explain to me why I, myself, am dense because jacob demonstrates that he has a crippling lack of desire to research information for himself?
Simple. Jacob thinks all that is unnecessary. He thinks one can dscern the truth of such matters by sitting on his ass and doing what he calls "meta analysis", which amounts to making ignorant criticisms of others' work.
And since he is the standard by which right, wrong, rude, etc., are judged, your inability to understand him is a sign of a defect in YOU. Just like me calling him a fucking ignoramus when he acts like a fucking ignoramus makes me a troll. Humpty Jacob Dumpty.