It's not the fact it's a short question, it's the question contents. And it certainly is nowhere close to being dramatic either. I'm chill, but I still claim the right to state that your question as you put it, without any effort to discuss the actual ideas, was (and still is) a clear sign you were ready to nitpick instead of argue.I would have never imagined one short question would attract such negative attention.
If you see that as a throwing contest, you are far too sensitive to participate on any debate where people actually happen to disagree and may voice their disagreement in any manner that may displease you. My advice in that case is... don't debate.
Meanwhile I happen to disagree entirely with shawnt arguments. But I cannot deny he made me think on how to contradict them, because part of what he says is unfortunately reflected on the real world. So, that's what I'm doing; I'm thinking. It hurts but I can handle it.