Science: all about the method

Except, of course, when it’s all about democracy:

“I fear that attempts are being made to purposefully subvert the public understanding of the nature of science in order to achieve political goals,” he [physicist James Wanliss] wrote in an e-mail. “Science is not about consensus, and to invoke this raises the hackles of scientists such as myself. The lure of politics and publicity is no doubt seductive, but it nevertheless amazes me that so many scientists have jumped on the bandwagon of consensus science, apparently forgetting or ignoring the sad history of consensus science.”

This is why we need to differentiate between scientody and scientistry. The method has nothing to do with the profession, which like every other profession, guild and union in history, is full of no-talent hacks and posers who are primarily in it for the guild benefits.