Exciting evidence emerging from Gobekli Tepe ignites the imagination. A true paradigm shift in the field of archaeology. Further discoveries will continue to illuminate the beginnings of the human story. That we could erect a structure of such complexity 10,000-12,000 years ago is amazing!
On the other hand, a significant percentage of Americans (and specifically a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, no less) will enthusiastically tell you much of science is, "lies straight from the pit of hell." When no amount of facts will change an opinion, what is left to do?