So Jerry, your point is what? That you think that Dan shouldn't call me a liar, or that I shouldn't complain when he does?
Look, I'm not going to back off on this, to the extent that I won't be talked out of attacking POSITIONS with which I strongly disagree. Last year, after complaints about the exchanges between Dan and me, I took it to private mail and, for a while at least, I thought we were actually communicating (though Dan may recall it differently.) This year, I went out of my way to reopen my exchanges with Dan by making a joke about his being "totally wrong," and I thought it was glaringly obvious that I was trying to keep things light. Perhaps I wasn't obvious enough. Perhaps I didn't keep all the later responses at the "proper temperature" for some of the more sensitive palates on the list, but I felt (and continue to feel) that asking everyone to be a perfect gentleman or lady when discussing issues about which we feel passionately is unrealistic. Should we start a separate list called NCTM-L.hot.tempers? Or should some of us voice complaints that others are too dispassionate? What ever happened to the notion of tolerating different styles of discourse?
Finally, I've received many kind communications from folks on this list who seem to find my contributions worthwhile. That doesn't give me carte blanche to say or do whatever comes into my head, but it suggests that there are many points of view on the list (as well as in cyberspace) and that we're better off getting back to the issues of mathematics education and the Standards then trying to turn this into a forum on Netiquette. Just as we differ in ideas, we also differ in styles of presentation. Let's agree to disagree and move on.