Societies are basically conformist and hate disrupters, naysayers, skeptics, mavericks and outliers. The illusion that normalcy and social order are about conformism has achieved the status of an axiom. Progress has come only through the acts of those who refuse to bow before the altar of conventional wisdom.
Unfortunately intolerance has intruded into science and research. Science is about falisfiability and fallibility. But scientific orthodoxies work like cartels and try to shout down and cow down independent researchers.