"The idea that good decisions should be made by consensus reflects a view popular since the Enlightenment, that in an environment of free exchange of ideas, Reason should always guide us to the Best Solution. In fact, only a minute number of essentially technical problems have a single best solution. The more complex problems of everyday living have a host of solutions, many of them equally good alternatives backed by equally valid arguments. People of good faith, good intelligence, and sound reason often differ profoundly on which of these alternatives to pursue."
--Daniel Greenberg, Sudbury Valley School