But the best quote is perhaps not related specifically to that topic, but to how his blog readers and commenters approach it:
Those who can’t be bothered to read books and articles and who insist on engaging complex matters simply in frenzied blog-comments will find me and the issues frustrating. No apologies. They’ll either have to move on in the blogosphere or give the issues the time and care that they require and deserve.
Indeed! Having scholars blogging is a good way of promoting the spread of reliable information, but ideally it is an entry point to reading the longer and more detailed discussions and analyses of which our blog posts are but a pale reflection.