Re: Why no tsuba?
The problem, I think, is not that anyone really expects Graham to change. He seems quite happy being what he thinks he is. The problem is with those who come across threads that Graham participates in. Leaving his assertions unchallenged can to some seem like tacit agreement. Sure, it becomes rather surreal after a while, but as the threads keep going someone still needs to step up and say "No, that's completely contrary to my understanding." I suspect that as long as Graham keeps posting people will be replying because you simply can't let some things go by unchallenged. Over time people hopefully come to their own conclusions regarding the truth-value of his assertions, just as you have. And that's what discussions are all about.