The scepticism that I advocate amounts only to this:(h/t the quackometer)
(1) that when the experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain;
(2) that when they are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a non-expert; and
(3) that when they all hold that no sufficient grounds for a positive opinion exist, the ordinary man would do well to suspend his judgment.
These propositions may seem mild, yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.
Bertrand Russel on Skepticism
From Bertrand Russel's On the Value of Scepticism, the following is something to keep in mind when considering 'science by consensus':