Anything thought provoking is “total garbage” to the peasants and their pedestrian minds. I recall an article in the Saturday WSJ about the power of negative (!) thinking that offended the religionists of Norman Vincent Peale here. Why be offended instead of being amused?!
I don't get how people work themselves into a frothing rage of hatred against people they've never met just for proposing a theory which is over their heads.
Thank you. It’s downright sad; I suppose almost every advance in science was dismissed at the time as total garbage, navel gazing, etc., by some, who were poorly educated, and by some who had no such excuse — until it produced something those skeptics found personally useful or beneficial... Just a tragic lack of intellectual curiosity and flexibility, if you ask me.