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This is evidently true even of credentialed experts. Medicine provides an example where propaganda wins the crowd.
The great majority of people assume without foundation that when a majority confronts a minority, the majority is much more likely right
Gustav LeBon The Crowd (1895)
Even so we would be much better off but for crowd confusion on controversial topics. Progress we all agree on is being held back.
Probably, but that doesn't refute the statement.
Possibly Explainable By Skidding As It Makes the Turn
NASA's NEOWISE project appears to be fraudulent
The placebo effect is fake
The scientific literature on vaccines says pretty much the opposite of what the media and government agencies say it says
In some areas of academia spoof papers get published
Cargo cult science is common as pointed out by Richard P Feynman because in many areas 'scientists' and other 'experts' ignore all evidence contradicting their pet theory
21 out of 23 Harvard graduates confidently gave the wrong answer when asked why winter is colder