The above information is totally false. Notice no authoritative sources are cited.
This statement violates the laws of physics:
" circuit delivers electrical energy to an antenna where it is converted to electromagnetic radiation which propagates away at the speed of light."
The first clue that it is gross error is the obviously false statement that RF energy propagates at "the speed of light" NOTHING except light does that, any EM field is bound to propagate at LESS than c, depending on the velocity of propagation.
Antenna do not radiate electro-magnetic energy. The E field is maintained around and collapses back into the antenna, to then produce a M field which then radiates at a distance. (assuming an antenna intended to radiate a long distance)
This statement is easy to observe as false:
"Thus, in this sense, the antenna is a 'radiation resistor'. It is a two-terminal system where one terminal is the antenna proper and the other terminal is ground."
An end (bottom) fed monopole vertical does not have two terminals, but still it is an antenna which radiates. It is not a resistor, for radiation 'resistance' is not resistance, it is only crudely assumed as that as a function of feed point current and assumed, falsely, to be resistive as it is a loss from the antenna. There is no resistance involved in radiation. The R component is due to skin effect, not radiation.
It is false that the ground supplies half the antenna. Nothing in the Earth is 1/4 wavelength in any dimension, the Earth is infinitely large. How can a ground connection at 10 MHz, be a quarter wave replacement, and also be so at 20 MHz? Impossible.
If it were true that the "ground replaces part of the antenna" then vertical antennas mounted at more than a half (or one) wavelength above ground would not have that 'ground effect' and would not function.
The ground myth comes from the problem of an open ended feedline, not the antenna or Earth.
See: http://my.ece.msstate.edu/faculty/donohoe/ece4990notes1.pdf p.3 "open circuit transmission line..." This is the basis for all the myths of grounds, ground planes, 1/4 wave images (which are all proven false by vertical antennas mounted high above Earth. The ground (Earth) either attenuates/absorbs RF energy (a total loss) or reflects a portion. Conecting the shield of a feedline coaxial cable to "ground" constitutes a circuit that takes the open ended feedline to a closed circuit, there is no magic in "ground", it is EM fields being coupled between the antenna and ground, thus across the end of the feedline.
INstead of internet rumour, read The Self and Mutual INductances of Linear Conductors by Edward Rosa, 1908, especially about the antenna return circuit, and works by "Grover". Study "inductance of monopole antennas."