Fair enough. But if all you can do is argue over the idea to research 20 years of postings instead of talking about the OP itself, then I suggest that this discussion is becoming beyond futile. Again, if you are so insistent on the research involved in the idea, then I suggest that you undertake it and let us know in the six months to a year that it might take.
Kevin, you made a sweeping statement about underlying attitudes towards the topic ( which if true would render the discussion futile anyway) and which you aren't prepared to back up. If you think that is persuasive, so be it.