I don't think it's fair to put the blame solely on one posters shoulders.
It takes two to tango.
It would have been the debate/conversation you were looking for if all parties would just agree to disagree and then push the topic forward.
Well, one person
is seeing gaping holes, changed arguments where first assertions are later contradicted and such, so he's trying to bring attention to that. But the other person
isn't seeing it... or just simply choosing to ignore it. And thus, the debate continues. I'm amazed it has gone on this long, actually. But judging from the last post, it may finally be over. He realizes it is pointless to continue.
I find it absurd to make any claim that the Voyager crew are spineless cowards always running for home. We've seen plenty of cases where they put up one hell of a fight, or seek to help another species out rather than "run away". Whoops... I'm participating again. "Argument is futile."