« Recent genetic and archeological (sic) findings show that human beings did not evolve from ape-like creatures, » contends internationally respected biochemist, Dr. Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana.
Maybe he was an « internationally respected biochemist », but not anymore. At least not as a biochemist.
There are choices that are difficult to make: being appreciated by fellows scientists, pairs, or be the author of a best-selling book. After all, in USA there is a majority of the clientèle believing that everything started with Adam and Eve; why not just tell them what they want to hear? It might/should be profitable 🙂
Then people do respect you, not the right ones, but a lot of them.