The usual introspection has broken out at two of Eli's younger friends establishments, And Then There Is Physics and Victor Venema's place, and Judy is engaged in yarn bombing her blog.
Rather than open another front, Eli has a serious question
Is there anyone on the other side of this who deserves respect?
At one time the Rabett thought that Roger Sr. might be that person, and indeed at times he acts as if he would like to be so thought of, but as a usual thing, he is the perfect Harvard man. Roy Spencer on occasion shows flashes, but in general, and perhaps Eli needs to get out more, pointers to honest people who have both the scientific nous to understand the situation, but have concluded that there is not a challenge, are hard to find. Peter Webster may be such a person, judging from some brief interactions and there are many in the regional air quality business Eli knows who are at least on the fence.