On March 17, 2017, Michelle Stirling presented “The Myth of the 97% Consensus” to the FreedomTalk.ca Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta.
In her talk, she deconstructs a number of the most cited consensus surveys and explains why there is no 97% consensus, why this figure is repeatedly used as ‘statisticulation’ and what the Asch Conformity Experiment is all about in relation to the consensus claim.
The powerpoint is here: The Myth of the 97% Consensus FINAL AB MS Ap 04 2017
Asch Conformity Experiment: https://youtu.be/NyDDyT1lDhA
Friends of Science Society’s “97% Consensus? NO! Global Warming Math Myths & Social Proofs.”
Michelle Stirling’s additional works on the topic:
- “Consensus Nonsensus on 97%: Science is Not a Democracy”
- “Infiltration” and 3 video clips