Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans - The New Yorker. Andy Borowitz writes about scientists who complain about a new strain of humankind; you know who they are. "Don't confuse me with the facts". "I don't care what the facts are: He/She is my candidate". Conspiracy theorists, politicians, and, yes, Virginia, some of our clients, have this malady, and it is spreading. In BigLaw you don't have a lot of control over your clients. They tend to be large businesses who send a lot of work to the firm. You are assigned to a case; and, regardless of the fact-resistant human contact at the business, you are required to represent the client. Solos, on the other hand, get to choose our own clients. More than once, I have sacrificed money for the pleasure of saying "Sorry, I can't take your case". Or, "Given your inability to understand that your chosen course of action is counter-productive, I must withdraw from your representation". There is no better feeling (well, almost) than telling a problem client that they need to go elsewhere. So, fact-resistant humans, please stay in your fact-resistant world, and suffer your own consequences. I am very happy right where I am, down here on Planet Earth.