What was Willard thinking?
He and I had spent the last couple of days spar-o-matically hyperfine sparring over evidence vs testimony vs opinion vs science vs What Is Science and other wurdz that if you’re already bored by, you needn’t bother reading on.
This afternoon, for no patent reason, Willard decided to retweet what may just be the Consensualist School [for the Hard] of Thought’s minimum opus. I refer of course to a certain mental gimp’s limp attempt to pretend Oreskes et epigones have never been, and would never be, cretinous enough to try to pass off consensus as evidence. (Or, as John Cook’s adolescent idiolect would have it, ‘proof.’)
My reply suffices.