At one time the scientific consensus was that that the world was flat and if you sailed too far West you would fall off the edge of the Earth. At one time the scientific consensus was that the human body could not take the strain from going faster than 25 MPH. Scientific Consensus claimed that the Moon was made of green cheese. Scientific Consensus claimed that the Earth was the Center of the Solar System, that the Earth was the center of the Universe, that the Earth was only six thousand years old. Just because something has Scientific Consensus does not mean it is either accurate or correct, it just means that a bunch of people believe the same thing and have been able to cow those who do not into not complaining about it. Four-Hundred years ago you could excommunicated for not believing what the Scientific Consensus spouted by the Church said. Today you get labeled in any number of ways, that could cost you respect or even employment.