The Personal Weblog of Edward W. Farrell   
Consensus Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The various meanings of Consensus:

--In politics, it's a legitimate, practical term and means 'enough agreement to move forward,' or the like.
--In science, it's a herd of second-rate intellects, often invoked by journalists as those who know.
--In journalism, it's propaganda and means "this is what you should think because those who know say so."

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