> "Consensus" is irrelevant in the hard sciences.
Your previous point was that you thought it had become such! However, I disagreed and advised it has always been so. Even in more primitive times when competing schools of different thought developed. Think Plato.
> It's true that heretics have a hard time getting
> funding but this in only in modern times. Today
> people pay for the status quo but no physicist
> believes something is real because everyone else
Please link me up to any physicist you have conversed with that disagrees with scientific method and peer review process to establish current consensus opinion. No imaginary fairies, leprechauns, elves or wizards will be acceptable.
> "Consensus" has no upside whatsoever for defining
> reality. Anyone who knows anything of history or
> metaphysics knows that everyone is wrong until a
> new paradigm arises.
Does that "everyone" include you?
And as long as we have all this "hard
> evidence" it would be wonderful for anyone to trot
> out proof the great pyramid builders were just as
> superstitious as we are and that the pyramids were
> tombs or that they were built with ramps.
> You missed the most important part of the post.
Obviously. However you have been presented at great effort here (by Thanos and others elsewhere) photographs of unmistakeable ramps, even ones dating to the Old Kingdom! The OK which you gain inspiration from only the inscriptions of later part of that period.
> Somehow some people got the idea that "consensus"
> is right until it's overthrown. NONSENSE!!!!
Suggest: Check with your imaginary physicist friend!
> this case consensus opinion isn't supported by any
> hard evidence whatsoever. It's just a bunch of
> opinionated people trying to ride roughshod over
> everyone else.
Well, figuratively (analogy sorry to match yours) if you choose to lay down in the middle of a 4 lane Freeway without any support, or cognitive reason, then the best anyone can do is to try and swerve, and miss running roughshod over your babbling delusional being.
I and MOST , try to miss it all but this time I MADE A MISTAKE!
Take care Sam!.... press the buzzer .. nurse may provide you a stiff drink.