> Arturo Magidin wrote: > <lots of sensible reasoned stuff> > > As a newcomer to this rather bizarre ... debate, I am amazed at your > patience.
That is because you are not realizing that Arturo is not doing this for the sake of JSH. He is just using JSH as a front to practice lecturing people about the math. Nobody will blame him if he fails with JSH (though amazingly, and with many regressions, he does seem to make advances at some time), and he is honing his skills for the sake of pupils less violently opposed to learning.
Paganini at one time got annoyed at people attributing his mastership to his Stradivarius (one myth was that his G string was from the guts of a deceased mistress), so after one particularly applauded concert, he broke the violin he had been playing on into pieces. He then explained to the flabbergasted audience that it was a cheap instrument of low quality he had bought a few days before for that purpose.