Yes, the devil can cite scripture - and Feynman - to his own purpose.<quoted text>
Feynman was writing about the sort of consensus found in education, where a theory is adopted and demanded to be put into practice even though there is no real evidence to support it, or even where the evidence is against it.
And against the sort of sloppy experiments that allow people to draw unwarranted conclusions.
How this supports the supposed unscientificyness of every scientific academy on the planet saying that the evidence that AGW is real and we're responsible is incontrovertible is a mystery.
But of course Feynman's wisdom runs so wide and deep his writings provide valuable lessons to all - all those whose hubris allows them to listen, that is.
For example -
"We have learned a lot from experience about how to handle some of the ways we fool ourselves. One example: Millikan measured the charge on an electron by an experiment with falling oil drops, and got an answer which we now know not to be quite right.(Eventually) they settle down to a number which is higher. Why didn't they discover that the new number was higher right away? It's a thing that scientists are ashamed of--this history--because it's apparent that people did things like this: When they got a number that was too high above Millikan's, they thought something must be wrong--and they would look for and find a reason why something might be wrong. When they got a number closer to Millikan's value they didn't look so hard. And so they eliminated the numbers that were too far off, and did other things like that. We've learned those tricks nowadays, and now we don't have that kind of a disease."
Sound just a little familiar? Any honest and objective observer of the history of the very young field of climate science would admit it does, to a degree. I think Feynman would be disappointed to see the way this kind of unscientific political conformity bias disease has been allowed back into the professional tent in certain circles of climate science.