Quote of the Day


Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results.

—Michael Crichton

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. And to prove his point: At one time there was a consensus that 1) the Earth was flat, 2) the Earth was the center of the Solar System, 3) the atom was the smallest, indivisible unit in the Universe, and 4) the rate of expansion of the Universe was slowing. All were the consensus of all the right thinkers, and all proved to be wrong. Today, there is a 97% consensus on …..

    • The problem in Columbus’ day was they thought the world was much smaller than it actually was. People have known the world was round since ancient Greece. Intelligent people who could read and think knew the world was not flat. So any consensus about its flatness would have been several millenia ago. — BJ54

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