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As for you, Kazaan. Yet you seem to not even understand what a ponce is. A source is whatever the developers state it is. It is not like air or legs, because its not a physical thing that "exists" per se in real life. We don't have feats. We don't have class features. We have ability scores because they're just an abstraction of human capabilities, but our modifiers are as unknown to us as our character's are.
Finally, stop being insulting just because you disagree. Flagging your posts.
Stop being insulted by things that aren't insulting. If you mis-identified what I wrote as insulting, it's up to you to correct your error. The developers may design the system but there are still rules of internal consistency and logic that not even they can break. If they do, it ceases to be a system and, instead, becomes a hodgepodge. A "source" exists just as much as air or legs. I can readily conceive of the "source" of a river or the "source" of an electrical current. I can also conceive that the value of water flowing through the river or the value of electrical current flowing through a wire are distinct from, albeit related to, the source. But the water flowing in the river isn't the lake from which the river originates and the electrical current in a wire isn't the battery or generator from which it originates. Likewise, the bonus equal to your Strength modifier is not the combat rules that allow you to add your Strength modifier (or some factor thereof) to your damage rolls. The rules for the Power Attack feat that allow you to add +2 to damage with BAB between 4 and 8 is not the same source as the rules for Weapon Specialization which allow you to add +2 to your damage rolls, despite the fact that they share the same value. They write the rules based on a balance of what needs to be explicitly spelled out and what they can trust a reasonable person to figure out as a matter of common sense and correlation to things we already understand. They didn't feel the need to explicitly define "source" because they figured that a reasonable person would understand what a "source" is. The problem isn't that they were ambiguous, the problem is too many people fail to exorcise their reason and logic and, instead, come up with ridiculous conclusions like, "Dragon Ferocity gives you half your Strength bonus on damage rolls, but you already get a bonus from Strength so it effectively does nothing." That comes from a failure to comprehend what a "source" is using plain old common sense and rationality. By contrast, when they have something like Prone Shooter which removes a penalty that never existed in the first place, that is irreconcilable within the internal consistency of the rules. When they come up with contradicting FAQs saying that "effects related to race" means different things for Racial Heritage and half-breed races, that is irreconcilable within the internal consistency of the rules. But if the rule works fine with one understanding of what a "source" is and is non-functional with a different understanding, one can readily presume that the functional interpretation is the correct one. No rational person can refute this; it is a fundamental principal of logic.