So I read this book about Narcissism called The Life of I by Anne Manne. I found this one bit about some well known Physicist who are repeatedly used by Climate Deniers. She was trying to understand why these few science guys would ignore all the research....
"The culture among physicists, studies
have found, requires a macho (or highly competitive and
confrontational) style of self-assertion, even bravado, while
disdaining and being contemptuous of the work of others"
It just reminded me of Neil deGrasse Tyson telling me how stupid I was. And I started thinking the quote kind of applied to NDT. There is a bit of confrontation in his Cosmos presentation and from his philosophy comments he certainly is contemptuous of the work of others. So maybe it is just a Physicist thing.
I found this interesting blog post contra NDT and Tyson actually replies in the comments section