Ok, I have spent the past few weeks, on and off occasionally, trying to sort out the various theories of male pattern baldness. I have tried to understand Armando's 'sebum' theory..if that is the correct terminology. And recently, I have tried to breeze through a lot of S. Foote's older posts back from 2004. Putting the fear of sounding stupid aside, can somebody please explain Armando's theory and S Foote's in as plain, simple english as possible? The conversations they were having with Bryan, Michael Barry, and others were quite interesting, but far too technical for my simple intellect. I have already used the search option countless times, and have tried to figure it out on my own, but my head hurts too much after doing that, and I end up even more confused than when I began my quest for knowledge on this issue. I am not trying to start a flame war here at all. But could somebody be so kind as to sum up S Foote's arguments and theories concisely and clearly? And then perhaps explain how they contrast with the predominant view?