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-'''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.+'''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.
== See also == == See also ==
* [[Appeal to authority]] * [[Appeal to authority]]
-* [[Consensus (medical)]] 
* [[Consensus reality]] * [[Consensus reality]]
* [[Mertonian norms|CUDOS]] * [[Mertonian norms|CUDOS]]
-* [[Empiricism]]+* [[Fringe theory]]
 +* [[Medical consensus]]
* [[Paradigm]] * [[Paradigm]]
 +* [[Status quaestionis]]
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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.

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