We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's an interesting topic. For example, there are still people who avoid fats for fear of their cholesterol or of getting fat. Even some doctors can't let that go although it's been debunked for years now. So often, people believe what they want to believe unless they are of a skeptical bent.
Many people believe that the moon landing was faked. People afraid of cell towers.
Yes, old Werner had some funny ideas.
"I observe it's easier to tremble with fear than to bear down and learn a little science" So true. And that's one of the symptoms of the disease. Accept what you like or what is easy or popular and believe it. It has the same feeling as knowledge with none of the facts, effort or accountability.
I always find it interesting when denialists invoke "bad science" in others. Bliss is probably the most willfully underinformed commenter on the subject, bizarrely abrupt, unbacked opinions and incomplete sentences and all. Remarkable.