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Old Posted Sep 23, 2019, 1:44 AM
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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV View Post
Perhaps you are using the word "consensus" differently than most people understand it.
I was going to say the same thing then I realized if you consider "theory" to be the key word there, he's not that incorrect, assuming he's using a definition of "a theory" that's closer to what you and I would call "a hypothesis".

If we rephrase his statement - hopefully we can all agree that there is extremely often consensus on many things in science (i.e. all the established, proven science), while pretty much by definition, there's not going to be consensus yet on a mere hypothesis.