Saturday, April 7, 2007

Scientific Consensus

Many times before, scientific consensus has proven to be ill founded - sometimes with dangerous ramifications such as Eugenics - which made itself present in the laws of many countries. Today, we are dealing with a new scientific consensus - "climate change". While I'm not disputing the evidence surrounding climate change and I do acknowledge that it might be happening, I find suspicious anything that we have universal agreement and dissenters are treated like blaspheming heretics to be burned at the stake.

Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article about the problem of consensus which can be found here.

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