Why don't conservatives have any serious scientists or historians who back up their opinions?

Take climate change. The vast, overwhelming majority of climatologists believe that human activity has become the most significant factor affecting climate change. Conservatives, on the other hand, have a handful of disgraced scientists funded by the petrochemical industry. Also, there is no academic dispute over... show more Take climate change. The vast, overwhelming majority of climatologists believe that human activity has become the most significant factor affecting climate change. Conservatives, on the other hand, have a handful of disgraced scientists funded by the petrochemical industry.

Also, there is no academic dispute over the fact that Nazism is a right wing ideology. Every political science department agrees. Every serious historian agrees.

Why can't conservatives get any intellectual heavyweights on their side? Why can't they get people with university degrees and well-respected opinions?
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