It's been almost two years since I registered here, and I never introduced myself properly. There's a reason for that. I've been accused of trolling many times, and had insults thrown at me on various occasions by various people. I barely defended myself. Again, there's a reason for that. There's a lot of pseudoscience-peddlers in the world, with some of them actively causing harm. I sense a moral (if not ethical) duty in myself to fight against nonsense and falsehoods for the betterment of humankind. In this case, I've chosen to do this as anonymously as I could. Once again, there's a reason for that. My main motivation to join SciForums was that I wanted to be able to deal with people of this kind without losing my own mind or cool in the process. In other words: I wanted to be able to live without the frustration interacting with them would otherwise cause me. I don't want their ramblings to upset me, as that quite literally only causes myself hurt. I wanted to grow out of that, and confronting it head-on is often the best strategy. There's always going to be dim and uninformed people, and in many area's, I'm one of those. This is just me trying to come to terms with at least this part of our silly reality, to recognize the signs of it in myself, and to learn how to deal with people that don't. I feel that I've succeeded in that, at least as far as can be done through an online discussion forum. So as to not let myself get carried away with laughing at pseudoscience-peddlers too obnoxiously, and with nothing left to gain for me here, I'll be taking my leave. In my notes, I find only one last item I feel the need to point out: one of the most revealing exclamation that I encountered here. It's somebody's final word in a post to me, just after I left the discussion (161685). It's the breakdown of the other person's decorum didn't bothering me a bit that finally showed me I had accomplished what I had set out to do. I leave the contextualisation and interpretation of that final word as an exercise to the reader. I thank all the people who directly helped me achieve this goal; you know who you are. Or actually: you will deny this to yourself, as that's part of who you are. I understand you now. To all the other contributors, a big thank-you for creating the supportive environment in which I was able to do all this! A special shout-out to Reiku! Without him, I would never have taken an interest in personally dealing with pseudoscienctific ramblings. I feel particularly proud of my impact on him; it's not often that you leave such an impression on a person that he extends it into unrelated spaces. And to the kind staff of SciForums, thank you for indulging me and allowing my journey to take place on this forum. Even though I've gathered zero infractions and bans, and submitted zero reports, I'm sure I, at times, was a pain in the behind. I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused. Thank you for your time and patience. Well, that's about it, I guess. I never told anybody who I am; there was no reason to do so. I did my best to not engage in mud-slinging; there was no reason to do so. I barely disclosed what I am really like; there was no reason to do so. And there still isn't any. So everybody, it's been fun, but now, I shall leave. One might even choose the word ascend, 'cause 'tis the season. Take care!