I stopped by Joe the truck driver’s house to talk. Joe read Yale neurologist Steven Novella’s essay, and he didn’t think much of it.
When someone tells you to believe something simply because it’s “the scientific consensus,” reserve judgment. Consensus, says Egnor, is “a political concept, not a scientific one.”
I am struck by the similarities between Hawking’s call for space exploration and the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Paris climate accords.