The Nobel Prize in Science has been given to Tasuku Honjo and Jim Allison for a discovery that was considered bogus science until their discovery.
Back in the early 20th century, Modernistic thought was not focused on the idea that majority opinion played a role in Science. It is true that funding tended to follow majority opinion but it was well accepted that discoveries in Science often blindside the scientific community.
Fast forward to the days of the science fanboys. Postmodernism has produced a very strange and unscientific view of Science. Science is now being treated as something which is determined by majority rule and scientists are now viewed as celebrities. Groupies tend to flock to popular science theories and these non-scientists are vociferous in their attacks on anyone who goes against what is perceived as majority opinion.
However, today I have read two articles which follow a pattern which I have seen repeated over and over again during my lifetime. Majority opinion in Science is often disproved. (The other article mentioned how the discovery of 3200 Phaeton in 1983 changed an accepted theory of astronomy.)
For a long time the idea of Cancer Immunology was considered a crackpot idea. An idea based on an outdated view of cancer. But Honjo and Allison discovered the reason that the immune system does not fight cancer and also provided insight into the research path necessary to find how to use immune therapy to fight against cancer.
Anytime someone starts blabbing on about "settled science" point out to them the frequency in which new discoveries blow a hole in so-called "settled science." And anytime someone starts talking about what the majority of Scientists think on any subject. Ask them how opinion proves anything.