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STONEYTJONES June 5th, 2018 12:11pm

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. “Michael Crichton”

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pof over my moms knee
06/05/18 5:35 am

Being a contrarian does make you an interesting person.

omniku dot com
06/05/18 1:29 pm

I thought you left? That was quick! Welcome back!

mudkip17 United States of Texas
06/05/18 5:23 am

Historically... Really? Historically that's how it's been used....

omniku dot com
06/05/18 1:33 pm

Some matters are settled. For example, I don’t think any flatearthers deserve any respect for reopening the “debate” on a flat vs round earth. 🙄 The consensus that gravity exists is a good one. I would see a neurologist over a phrenologist. Etc. Some things just aren’t up for serious debate!

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omniku dot com
06/06/18 3:43 pm

What you say is also true of scientific consensus. The experiments and observations can be replicated repeatedly which is what results in a consensus.