Universidade de Vigo
Facultade de Ciencias Sociais e da Comunicación

Juan Vidal-Puga's Web Page


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Department of Statistics and Operations Research (in Spanish)

Research Group in Economic Analysis

Game Theory Group - SEIO (in Spanish)



I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.

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There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period.

Michael Crichton (2003)