My use of the words "clucking and fussing" are deliberate, as they aptly reflect the tight broody pecking order of that intellectual chicken coop into which Scott would chuck the odd grenade of a new idea. The old boiler hens of orthodoxy did not like being nudged from their perches one bit. Indeed one radical theory too far and I was afraid one of them would have laid an egg.
""It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair