I have chosen to refrain from responding to the comments. It is evident most of the users have no interest in a dialogue or a challenge to their current beliefs. However, I am not going to sulk and strictly blame the readers.
I’ve noticed this happening in other platforms, especially social media. Instead of reading, a number of users assume they know what the story is about and share their opinion. They don’t invest in going over the research or thinking critically about the information presented to them. They don’t want to learn or, as you write, challenge their beliefs.