Mailbag: But Some Scientists Disagree!!!11


“A common denialist tactic to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about some scientific model or medical discovery is to attack the scientific mainstream explanation. This is typically done by either portraying scientists and doctors as evil, denigrate the scientific community as a whole or distract from the independently converging evidence by pointing to a few scientists that might disagree either with the entire model or some minor detail.

“Not all scientists agree!” is their call to arms, but they forget that there will always be disagreements in science. What they are effectively doing is either (1) radically exaggerating some internal scientific debate about some minor detail as if the entire scientific model was under threat or (2) artificially inflating the importance of a small number of scientists, researchers or doctors who disagree with the mainstream scientific model.”

Mailbag: But Some Scientists Disagree!!!11