Parting shot, re "make your own model":
Models are supposed to describe reality. When they fail to describe reality ("Hey! Venus has phases like the moon!"), you find a different model.
You don't say, "But according to my model it's not possible so it must not be true."
Hugh, I certainly benefitted from your model... but then I share some aspects of the same reality, beyond semantics and rationalisations. Nice parting shot, too, from a theory of science point of view.