Some of my Chinese university students are wiser than our M2C scholars and their followers. These students recognize the utility and importance of intellectual flexibility.
Here's one student's explanation:
No one likes failure, but failure exists objectively. The greatest significance of failure lies in humility. People are often too proud to see the whole world. Only humility can always remind a person to leave a gap in the world in his eyes. The light in that gap can break the old prejudice and bring a glimmer of vitality to his mind.
Recognizing this "gap in the world" allows people to change their minds when they come across new information, better explanations, etc.
It's impossible for some of these M2C academics to change their minds because of their long-term commitment to M2C. Seriously, how could Book of Mormon Central ever embrace the Church's position of neutrality when their own logo insists that M2C is the only explanation for the Book of Mormon?
More wisdom from Ed Latimore along the same lines.