On Consensus

Andrew Dessler has a great post today on the implications of the recent ozone chemistry discovery for the standard argument that science as an institution is uncomfortable with those who attack consensus:

Overall, the idea that any scientific community is not interested in new ideas is ridiculous. Good new ideas are the fuel that science runs on, and when new ones come out, they are thoroughly investigated by the scientific community. This new result about the ozone hole is a good example.