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Friday, May 27, 2005

The Law of Scientific Consensus

John Brignell isn't happy with the Royal Society's decision to pose as the modern-day inquisition in support of the scientific consensus on climate change.

From Galileo, through Darwin to Einstein, there is a clear law of scientific consensus:

At times of scientific contention the consensus is always wrong.

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