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Consensus as Conformity



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Nicholas Wade has a typically good post up at John Tierney’s NY Times site today decrying the perniciousness of conformity and consensus on science:

If the brightest minds on Wall Street got suckered by group-think into believing house prices would never fall, what other policies founded on consensus wisdom could be waiting to come unraveled? Global warming, you say? You mean it might be harder to model climate change 20 years ahead than house prices 5 years ahead? Surely not – how could so many climatologists be wrong?



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