Some People Think for Themselves

Who are the people who advanced science? The ones who moseyed along with the herd? Not hardly. When you hear about famous scientists, they are usually the ones that broke away. You know, people like Louis Pasteur, Ray Damadian, William Thompson (Lord Kelvin), Joseph Lister, Andy McIntosh, Isaac Newton, and many more are known for what they accomplished, not for supporting the prevailing views.
"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.

“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

“There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.

— Michael Crichton, 2003

Darwinistas seek to present only the evolution material that makes their view look good and downplay the flaws. Many try to silence the opposition, often through ridicule or adding theory upon theory, all without foundation.

Science does not thrive on people protecting the consensus, but on challenge. Mavericks do it.

Science needs challenge. To use a popular expression, sometimes people have to "think outside of the box". Even if they're wrong, they're making an effort — and success comes from failures, as many inventors have attested. Biblical creation scientists are bucking the trend by showing flaws in evolution that its proponents prefer to keep under wraps, and showing that scientific evidence supports special creation far better.
The loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.

The following stories have something in common: they are about people who worked alone on ideas that ran counter to their societies’ beliefs. This is not to say that they were completely right on every idea they promoted. They were at least visionaries who thought outside the box and opened up others to new avenues of inquiry that proved fruitful.
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