Reminds me of another branch of science that is reluctant to accept contra evidence.
Exactly the mind set that discourages scientists from investigating contra data.
What is wrong is for scientists to manipulate data or hide contra evidence to suit their preferred models.
Carbonation is contra-indicated for reinforced and prestressed concrete.
contra-cyclical capital requirements would go long way toward damping extremes.
However, contra the goldbugs, prices are not set by the rate of inflation.
Word Origin and History for contra
mid-14c., from L. contra (prep. and adv.) "against," originally "in comparison with," ablative singular feminine of *com-teros, from Old L. com "with, together" + -tr, zero degree of the comp. suffix -ter-.
1981, "anti-Sandinista Nicaraguan," short for Sp. contrarrevolucionario "counter-revolutionary."