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Scientific Consensus is Dead, Long Live Scientific Consensus

Whitepaper #440 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: state of the profession

Published onMar 18, 2021
Scientific Consensus is Dead, Long Live Scientific Consensus

This whitepaper argues that current consensus structures are guaranteed to result in biased outcomes given the volume of relevant publication in broad fields like Astrobiology. Three solutions are proposed that NASA should consider to mitigate bias and chart a new consensus mapped onto the pluralist landscape of research today.


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