The minority often hold their belief because rationality demands it. Other reasons are less likely because opposing the majority is costly.
Have edited the topic statement to address point that at any given time, recent challenge could disrupt
It takes too much energy to get to an appreciable fraction of the speed of light
Why does this affect the likelihood he fell rather than being pushed?
The method and conclusions of the PLOS paper `On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs`
The author is demonstrably delusional because he doesn't realize exposure is nothing
This is mistaken about what the scientific literature actually says in all four cases, cargo cult science
AI will create millions more jobs
After everybody has made every argument and counter they conceive, what remains is a concise rational analysis of what is understood and why
The paper is also wrong about how few people can run a secret operation in the know
The Majority is Often Wrong, Even When They Are Credentialed and Widely Admired
The Majority Do Not Think It Through, But Trust the Majority. Circular. Conflicting Forces Influence Crowds More than Rationality.
Nature magazine editorial describes advantages of open refereeing but says some referees prefer to be anonymous
Reviewers currently have no motivation to do good job but could earn reputations on TruthSift.
Referees often take forever and then give no substantive response