” Sometimes “consensual validation” must be set aside—for the sake of truth. ” (p.90)
“Just because “hundreds of thousands of scientists” believe something does not make it right. As Darrell Huff observed: “People can be wrong in the mass, just as they can individually” (1959, p. 122). If something is true, stating it a million times does not make it any truer. Similarly, if something is false, stating it a million times does not make it true.” (p.91)
“…the idea of strict objectivity in intellectual circles is a myth. While most scholars like to think of themselves as broadminded, unprejudiced paragons of virtue, the fact is that they, too, on occasion, suffer from bouts of bias, bigotry, and presuppositionalism.” (p.91)
– quotes from p.90, 91 of “The Many Faces, and Causes, of Unbelief” by Bert Thompson.