Science Quiz

  1. If a consensus of 97% if scientists believe that burning processes are the result of releasing the element phlogiston during combustion, does scientific consensus prove that burning releases phlogiston?
  2. A. Yes
    B. No.

  3. Is it a scientific fact that burning releases phlogiston?
  4. A. Yes
    B. No.

  5. If a consensus of 97% if scientists believe that light is transmitted via waves in luminous aether, does scientific consensus prove that light is transmitted via luminous aether?
  6. A. Yes
    B. No.

  7. Is it a scientific fact that light is transmitted via aether?
  8. A. Yes
    B. No.

  9. An analysis of climate abstracts from 1991-2011 in the peer reviewed scientific literature (John Cook et al 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 024024) finds the following perspectives on anthropogenic global warming (AGW):
    • percent of abstracts expressing no position on AGW, 66.4%
    • percent of abstracts endorsing (AGW) 32.6%
    • percent of abstracts rejecting AGW) 0.3%

    Does this constitute proof that the consensus position of 97.1% of scientists is that global warming is caused by human activity?

  10. A. Yes
    B. No.

  11. Does this consensus establish that it is a scientific fact that human activity causes global warming?
  12. A. Yes
    B. No.

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