... as being skeptical of experts. (As I never tire of pointing out, the consensus among astronomers at the time of Galileo favored the Tychonic System over the Copernican -- they were of course wrong. Joseph Lister had problems convincing his peers of the need for antiseptics. One could go on.) But Maxine Clarke links to something that may indicate an area where expertise is a definite asset (of course, to be serious, it's always an asset): Does it pay to be an Oscar expert?
Apparently it does.