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Against A Scientific Consensus

The descent of Edward Wilson

The science in our argument has, after 18 months, never been refuted or even seriously challenged...While many have protested..., many others of equal competence are in favor of the replacement proposed. In any case, making such lists is futile. It should be born in mind that if science depended on rhetoric and polls, we would still be burning objects with phlogiston and navigating with geocentric maps.

(In this case I happen to think the consensus is right and E O Wilson wrong, but he is on the money in saying that listing who believes is no judgement as to correctness)


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