I'm just taking this as an opportunity to announce my Comments policy. I won't debate most commenters, regardless of their points. This isn't because I fear "losing," but because there's nothing to be gained by the effort.
Today's daily dose of Vegan Outreach sums it up well:
But our goal isn't to show how awesome veganism is; what is important is saving animals. To do this requires an honest evaluation of reality, from the nutritional aspects of veganism to the possibilities and psychology of how people can and do change.Of course, if a commenter points out genuine errors, grammatical issues, or unclear writing, I will of course respond with thanks and corrections.
But I'm not here to argue. I'm here to share my love of paleontology and my love of animals, in the hope that doing so will inspire others onto both paths.