The Castellan wrote:
And to me, there's 3 stages regarding controversial issues, like this and they are
2: Opposition and attacks
Indeed. And it turns out this is even true to a smaller or greater extent to ideas that turn out to be completely false. Fortunately, the process only follows that progression for somebody who is in the process of coming around to internalizing those ideas; everyone else stops paying attention at "denial" and forgets about it.