Good Job Dr. Burg. May I call you Michael? :-)
I think this whole thing is a damned class act. I loved how you approached me in the very beginning and asked for permission to cite my story in your counterpoint, and I absolutely loved the way you submitted the draft to me and asked for my input. There is no way in hell I could have refused this, either from a fellow writer's viewpoint or an editor.
Well done Micheal. Well done!