161 Antiscience Underdogs
I’ve learned the hard way that while arguing from a position of scientific consensus (climate change, importance of vaccines, evolution) may seem to have the advantage, but rhetoric and personal narratives certainly favor the underdogs.
Nobody wants to be on the side of Darth Vader and Imperial Star Destroyers, they want to root for a band of plucky rebels in rusted snubfighters led by a farmboy who never attended flight school.
A small band of lobbyists lose against hordes of angry climate scientists?
Didn't the Spartans win at the end of 300?
Our studies are so numerous they will blot out the sun!
Then we shall deny in the shade.
Is there ever a movie where the untrained underdog doesn't win against all reason?