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-In [[cryptozoology]] and sometimes in [[cryptobotany]], a '''cryptid''' (from the Greek "κρύπτω" (''krypto'') meaning "hide") is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but that is unrecognized by a [[scientific consensus]], and whose existence is moreover often regarded as highly unlikely. Noted cryptids include [[Bigfoot]], [[Yeti]], [[Chupacabra]] and the [[Loch Ness Monster]].+'''Scientific consensus''' is the collective judgment, position, and [[opinion]] of the [[scientific community|community]] of [[scientist]]s in a [[Scientific discipline|particular field]] of study. Consensus implies general agreement, though not necessarily [[unanimity]]. Scientific consensus is not by itself a scientific argument, and it is not part of the [[scientific method]]. Nevertheless, consensus may be based on both scientific arguments and the scientific method.
- +== See also ==
-==See also==+* [[Appeal to authority]]
-*[[Cryptobotany]]+* [[Consensus (medical)]]
-*[[Cryptozoology]]+* [[Consensus reality]]
-*[[List of cryptids]]+* [[Mertonian norms|CUDOS]]
-*[[List of legendary creatures]]+* [[Empiricism]]
 +* [[Paradigm]]
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Scientific consensus is the collective judgment, position, and opinion of the community of scientists in a particular field of study. Consensus implies general agreement, though not necessarily unanimity. Scientific consensus is not by itself a scientific argument, and it is not part of the scientific method. Nevertheless, consensus may be based on both scientific arguments and the scientific method.

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