I noted at the end how Fisher's story reflected very much what had happened with climate change:
A science consensus emerges and is widely publicised - a mere handful of credible scientists (well, I assume Fisher might have had some supporters) spend the end of their careers arguing that everybody else is wrong; it's not proved; it could be something else no one else has conclusively ruled out, etc. Then cranky contrarians die, and everybody else gets on with what was always correct.Which leads me to a lengthy blog post that talks about the criteria the tobacco researchers used to conclude that smoking really was the cause, not just a co-relation, of lung cancer.
I don't recognize the name of the author - Seth Miller - but he tells a really convincing story here:
What climate skeptics taught me about global warming. Do read.
Of course, as usual, I expect that the people who most need to read it will not.