(I'm a bit baffled, by the way, that I am demanded to justify being undecided, but when asked to explain your own absolute certitude you avoid the question. I only bring this up because it seems to be a pattern on your part lately to ask lots of penetrating questions but never to provide any answers. It makes for some rather frustrating and one-sided conversations.)
As for the alleged "one-sided conversations," it only seems that way to you because you refuse to notice the substantive arguments that I make. You routinely dismiss them as "absurd," or something equivalent. In that respect, you've begun to emulate your mentor quite well. That's too bad, if you ask me. But, hey, I understand how well it plays in certain quarters, so I don't really begrudge you resorting to it when the rewards are so enticing.
In any event, if you want to know why I reached the conclusion I did in respect to the question of "hand" vs. "wing tip," it's because, quite simply, it's obviously a hand and not a wing tip. No more complex than that.
Of course, you're certainly free to have your conclusions dictated by your presupposition that Joseph Smith was just "making it all up" as he went along.
Edited by William Schryver, 01 November 2009 - 07:52 PM.