Be Your Own Detective: Investigating "Scientific Consensus"

What is Scientific Consensus?

Wikipedia says: "Scientific consensus is the collective judgment, position, and opinion of the community of scientists in a particular field of study. Consensus implies general agreement, though not necessarily unanimity." - Not that I have all that much faith in Wikipedia - but it seems to make sense to me.

Scientific Consensus is ok to say what the consensus is - but basing policy and practices on said consensus could be dangerous. Just because almost everyone believes something does not make it true (eg. the flat earth, earth is center of universe, etc). Many breakthrough scientific discoveries were against the consensus. That is like the debate over "dark matter" which was invented to try to explain how the universe is expanding faster than it possibly can using Einstein's theory of relativity.

It is funny how we have nuclear power based on his theory, yet some of his theory does not fit real life. Of course some of his theory shows where Newton was “wrong” - even though a lot of physics is base on Newtonian "laws."

The point is consensus is not a good thing for science, other than basically finding a foundation for education purposes. In short, science is not, never has been and never should or can be about “consensus”. There is no consensus on dark matter. Anyone who claims that there is one on climate change or Anthropogenic Global Warming is twisting the term "consensus." The large amount of money and politically motivated capital injected into climatology are corrupting. Just as the lack of funding for any scientific project that studies the other side. As an example - we corrupt third-world countries when we flood them with huge amounts of aid. There is a difference between Science and Scientists. Science allegedly is pure, but Scientists are corruptible.

If you do not believe me, just check it out. Non-consenters were not and are not invited to the conference on climate change in Copenhagen - then they will again say they have a consensus - duh of course! Kind of like if you only invite rednecks to a party - there will be nothing but redneck views there. Maybe we should call this climate stuff "redneck science."

Of course the "big guy" will save the world at the climate conference!

Most of all – Stay safe!

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