you've been around here for a long time so you've learned (just like I have) that sometimes you have to hammer away at details in order to move forward. this is an important detail. I'm open to talking about 5G, but flat earth scientists who insist that there is no covid-19 can really gum up the system.
The thing I look for in people is the ability to course-correct... to say... like I've had to say a freaking million times... gee, I didn't know that... gee, I guess I went down the wrong bunny trail... gee, I guess I got duped.
I have been duped a million times on skeptiko... and there have been a million more times when I got that deep sinking in my stomach wondering whether or not I had been duped only to find out that I was on the right path all along.
this is the most important / exciting part of the process. I admired this when I find it in other people and I seek to cultivate it myself.