Progress is always made by people who went against the consensus.
Continental Drift forms the foundations of geology, yet the consensus fought against it for most of the last century. The last remnants of the clueless consensus didn’t disappear until the 1980s
“Utter, damned rot!” said the president of the prestigious American Philosophical Society.
“If we are to believe [this] hypothesis, we must forget everything we have learned in the last 70 years and start all over again,” said another American scientist.
Anyone who “valued his reputation for scientific sanity” would never dare support such a theory, said a British geologist.
Thus did most in the scientific community ridicule the concept that would revolutionize the earth sciences and revile the man who dared to propose it, German meteorological pioneer and polar explorer Alfred Wegener. Science historians compare his story with the tribulations of Galileo.
Obama wants to make it illegal to not have faith in his imaginary consensus of experts
Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts
– Richard Feynman