> Someone who is up on the politics of science, please
> explain to me: why is it that as soon as one publishes any
> proletariate level popular science book, they automatically
> lose all credibility in the field and are shunned by their
> fellow scientists? Or am I reading too much into the
> aparently intentional oversight?
Not at all. the enlightened disdain the benighted. It is snobbery and in-group social psychology.
The same held for plate tectonics, the discovery of Troy, blah blah blah.