Our laws are made through a democratic process. These scientists are upset that democracy doesn’t empower scientists to dictate public policy.
We must never confuse scientific consensus with science. Science is inquiry. Consensus is cloture of inquiry.
Here’s another “incredibly fortunate” thing about the Cambrian explosion and about evolution generally.
Apparently orcas are threatened in an area of Canadian waters. The government has suggested voluntary sanctuaries.
They reason backwards: Birds evolved, therefore some poorly understood mindless processes must have driven them to evolve.