It IS a very long road, and as they approach the end they'll see where other drivers are going and follow them, only attempting to overtake if there's sufficient space on the road to do so.
What they WON'T do is pull off the road and try and drive through a forest full of trees, holes and boulders, no matter how many people stand at the edge of the woods urging them to do so.
You win. That was the best analogy in this discussion.
There was this show called Star Trek back in the 70's
There was also one in the 60's.
It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level language named "research student".