been seeing more and more use of the word "consensus" on both sides if
environmental/land-use issues. Personally, I don't think we should co-opt the
word, but rather challenge its use.
word was popularized in this matter by TV-scientist Carl Sagan when he was on a
tour to hype the "catastrophic climate change" hooey. Most folks heard it for
the first time on the "Tonight" show, ie: "consensus
problem with "consensus science" is that it does not legitimately exist.
"Consensus Science" resulted in the prosecution of Galileo -- in other words,
there have been many, many cases where the majority of the science community
turned out to be dead wrong on issues. Science is not
papers submitted to the CAO committee by CAPR's scientist did a fabulous job of
debunking the validity of "consensus science." It is not something that exists
in the science world -- it is only an attempt to sway public