Simon Jenkins has written a corrective of the arrogance of scientists. He's had the bare faced nerve to remind some of the more insecure of them that they're human beings. As opposed to the masters (usually) of rationality too many of them fancy themselves to be.
He stated basic and evident fact, that a lot of scientist aren't very bright and plenty of them are impatient with the very method they claim ownership of. Presuming as they are so brilliant, others must not know what they know can leave a person exposed.
Being expected to flatter the is one thing. Being expected to pretend we are so much more stupider than we are, becomes intolerable. Some clearly think it's unseemly of us not to wait from them to give us permission to think or to notice anything in the world around us or in our own bodies.