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Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. -- Michael Crichton

Dogma -- An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true.

Those who dare to question not only those things not questioned are necessary. But to question things which to even dare to question means ostracism should have the highest regard.

The Greek Philosophers had "consensus". If your argument/defense is "but the consensus agrees with me" then you're not talking science.


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