I’ve written a lot about the scientific consensus, which is the collective opinion and judgement of scientists in a particular field of study. This consensus implies general agreement, and disagreement is limited (sometimes from individuals who are not experts in the field) and considered insignificant.
The scientific consensus is powerful, and can only be refuted by evidence. Not debate. Not belief. Not flipping a coin.
So here are some of my favorite scientific consensuses (yes, that’s the plural, as far as I can tell). Which one(s) do you accept? Vote early, vote often.