The prosecution of seismologists in Italy for not "adequately" predicting an earthquake (which, of course, is impossible) has prompted some to warn of a new Dark Ages descending. But they're not the only ones.
In this country, so far, it's more a case of "your opinion isn't politically correct, so therefore you're stupid" than "you're wrong because of the evidence". For example: despite rock-solid evidence that there has been NO global warming for 16 years, the alarmists continue to decry both mankind and its use of fossil fuels as the cause of the ongoing crisis. You know, the one that doesn't exist.
Don't be afraid to call a spade a spade, and keep right on pointing to the evidence ... whether or not it fits their agenda.