I have been selling this idea for years with little success. When Walter Babin saw it as a “residual”. I liked that viewpoint. When I asked him “Why does no one see this mechanism as a viable explanation?” He offered;
“Whether it’s a vested interest or Pavlovian response, they cling to their beliefs like religious zealots.” -Walter Babin
Those are powerful words that reflect a truthful perspective no matter what the field of endeavor. I, myself think three things;
1. The current thinking in this area is built on 17th century thinking. This different perspective has been simply overlooked based on what has been engrained in current curriculum.
2. Thinking in this area has always been left to those who can afford to do so. This is common in all areas of human endeavor.
3. Apparently, it has been difficult throughout history for new ideas to gain acceptance. The following quotes seem to apply;
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it": Max Planck –
"First they tell you you're wrong and they can prove it; then they tell you you're right but it isn't important; then they tell you it's important but they knew it all along"- Charles Kettering –