I am surprised when knitters and spinners do not accept what I say. There are simple tests for everything that I say. I do tests on what others say, and I expect others to test what I say. What always surprises me is when people reject things without testing them.
I look a the polls on evolution (e.g., http://www.gallup.com/poll/21814/evolution-creationism-intelligent-design.aspx , http://ncse.com/polls-evolution , and see that only a minority of people accept the Darwin/ gene model that I consider most useful.
I look at polls on climate science e.g., http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/22/how-americans-see-global-warming-in-8-charts/ ) and again see that my views are in the minority.
Now really, why should I expect folks to be any better at spinning and knitting than they are at biology or atmospheric physics? On the other hand, almost every professional biologist accepts the Darwin/ biochemical model and almost every professional climate scientists accepts global warming. It is only the people that are not familiar with details of these fields that reject evolution and global warming.
And, of course there is always, http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Gobshites_Kill_The_Planet