It never ceases to amaze me how the process of convincing sceptics, follows such a predictable path.
When the first signs of great and important truths are uncovered, the visionary is labelled a loony. Then when a few brave souls begin to come out of the closest and support the work, they are labelled as conspiracy theorists. If then they are going to have any chance of progressing the "theory" they have to band together and become a radical faction of the left. The conventional left then, reluctantly, begins to take it on as policy as the right consolidates it's forces in opposition because the right NEVER agrees with the left. Eventually, as scientific evidence accumulates to a point where it can't be denied any longer, the whole process moves into a go slow phase, to give the ones who made fools of themselves time to find a new issue to deny; so they don't have to admit they were wrong.