I think you, James, should at least present your "mass is a number" idea at another forum, say physicsforums or similar. If you truly believe you have the right idea, then it won't be too much trouble finding agreement among other people who have actually studied physics. Then you can present the results here. You can demonstrate how many people understand what you're saying about mass, amounts of matter, inertia, the whole enchilada, cabron. Or not. My guess is you already know how that will turn out for you. You won't be forwarding your ideas about physics to any physics professors, will you?