Those statements were not directed at people. They were general statements, with the exception of the intolerable one which I think we all could've done without. They're not the same as name calling, and for crying out loud the loony thing was a joke.
For these discussions to work both sides have to give up the "woe is me I'm so persecuted" nonsense and just be able to discuss the ideas and theories at hand. It's the internet. It's not that serious.
Oh, please. Making P/A statements does not make for respectful dialogue.
"I like actual science" is P/A speak for "and you like looking for shapes in incense after you fart in it and call that evidence."
Ditto with everything else.
"It's the Internet" - so? Do we cease to become people when our modems are connected?
Perhaps the fundamental difference is that some people have already decided they are right about everything and use the Internet for amusement, and some people think poking fun at people is amusing.
Personally, I like interesting and engaging discussions that make me understand the topic more and reconsider assumptions I'd previously made. But a mud-slinging contest is not going to provide that, obviously.