Watt about consistency?

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A recent Watts Up With That (WUWT) highlights various reports and articles that discuss scientific consensus and controversies. There is a general tendency within the skeptic community to regard a scientific consensus as unscientific. I believe the implication is that it implies that scientists have converged on an opinion about the results or what is sometimes referred to as a “consensus building approach”. The implication is – I believe – that the scientists have already decided on the answer and are working towards how to “prove” that they’re correct. My view is that this interpretation is wrong. Consensus in science refers to a consensus about the strength of the evidence, not necessarily that the outcome is completely settled or that alternatives aren’t possible. There is an excellent video showing a discussion between Paul Nurse – the ex-President of the Royal Society – and James Delingpole – who writes for…

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