I notice this most often when discussing Global Warming aka Climate Change. I have often been told that because I’m not a climate scientist, I shouldn’t doubt the “consensus” about the “fact” of man made global warming. I sometimes get this when discussing biological evolution, but not as often.
There are plenty of skeptics who are credentialed scientists in the respective fields, yet they are dismissed as readily as I am. What then does it matter if I have a degree?
Why do I need a degree to be skeptical of the “consensus” but you don’t need one to agree?