Sunday, July 17, 2011


We shall argue that consensus among a reference group of experts thus concerned is relevant only if agreement is not sought. If a consensus arises unsought in the search for truth and the avoidance of error, such consensus provides grounds which, though they may be overridden, suffice for concluding that conformity is reasonable and dissent is not. If, however, consensus is aimed at by the members of the reference group and arrived at by intent, it becomes conspiratorial and irrelevant to our intellectual concern.
More here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Consensus building is an invasion of privacy. The members wear down a holdout and try to "solve the problem" of the holdout and once consensus is attained usually on a series of trivial matters to attain a desired outcome, there is no revisiting the issue. Not even for new members that have to endure the invasion of privacy as the next in the series of trivial matters is discussed and voted upon.

I Support Lord Black