The Scientific Consensus represents the position generally agreed upon
at a given time by most scientists
specialized in a given field.
Scientific Consensus does NOT mean that:
- all scientist are unanimous: disagreements may
occur and can be necessary for science to progress,
- the position is definitive: the consensus can
evolve with the results from further research and contrary
Therefore, Scientific Consensus is NOT a synonym of "Certain Truth".
But when the scientific expertise to judge a scientific position is lacking,
the best choice is to rely on the Consensus.
Deutsch: Wissenschaftlicher Konsens
Español: Consenso Científico
Français: Consensus scientifique
Nederlands: Wetenschappelijk Consensus