I think I understand Miller's angle. John Green is probably his mentor whether he knows him personally I have no idea. Miller has a fight going on within his head. I suffered from the same type of scenario when I was "under the so-called tutelage from Mary Green". However, I got to the point to where "I had to cut ties with her!" Miller hasn't reached this point but he will. Eventually.
Having "individuality" is key in bigfoot research. Sometimes you simply have to step out on a limb to speak your mind. It is improper to "simply follow blindly". Miller has a lot or personal growth to achieve. But he'll have to dig deep down and find his own way.