There are too many, an overwhelming majority, for it to be the type of thing you suggest. The fringe element that you so reverently accept is much more likely to be influenced by money. Odd you can't see that.
Also, arrogance nor ignorance has not been the main argument in any way. Your either over sensitivity or inability to grasp the what is really being argued is more the problem. I personally think it is over sensitivity. Looking so hard to be insulted, so hard to see some one "ordering" you that you don't really engage what us being said.
Today, people still choose to smoke for example. All evidence clearly makes that a poor choice, but some see pointing hat as being insulting. It isn't. Some people do drugs or drink and drive, and there is plenty if evidence to show the hazards of both. Pointing the arrogance of ignoring the evidence is justified. Thinking that you or me as untrained people who cannot know everything are more informed, more knowledgable, and less, corrupt than the overwhelming bulk of scientist is true arrogance. If you or I can't see that we are ignorant, we can't know as much, we lack the education or training to know, makes us both arrogant and more than just ignorant.