strad, Pup, interesting that you remove who that quote is from, but fortunately I know
Since I am Mr Mod-Dude in this case, just a minor clarification.
Mr Post-Dude was warned for his behaviour towards other posters in his post, not for the particular use of "posterior". In fact he said "at least I'm not pulling calculations out of my posterior". Well, poeple who invest the time to calculate things for verification should be applauded, and not be patronized like this. It's just basic decency.
Well, I just pulled the quote from strad's.
Post - not posterior.
Just to be clear.
And decent, basically.
But I did look to find where it came from, and in this case I have to say that pulled-from-the-posterior is about as accurate a description as can be found. The person in question has been parading that specious number about for a week now as if it were God's Own Truth, and no amount of civil discussion nor evidence to the contrary has had any effect on his devotion to it. A common problem here, you might note.
Satire and ridicule are long accepted tools in debate. And when dealing with stubbornness, they're often the only effective tool you have.
In fact, I think this wiki entry, and most of the works found in it (by authors who, I assume, would never be allowed to post here), should be required reading for any moderator here...
And if you're going to start pulling posts for not being decent toward other's ideas, then may I suggest that you could effectively ban at least one member here just by pulling any post that begins and ends with an insult.
His direct insults (current favorite: 'you obviously didn't read...') remain here for perpetuity, by my own light hearted rebuttals are often pulled, simply because they employ satire and sharp humor (in this case, a 'delightful little jig' danced upon his thesis' grave.)
And delightful it was, I assure you.