Majority doesn't imply consensus. If there is someone who has valid points why your hypothesis is wrong it doesn't matter how many people are backing you up, you still can't say that you have reached consensus. Of course, what is "valid" is pretty subjective.
More to the point, majority isn't always right. Point of vs debate should be proving to opponent that your view is right, and not trying to spin your story better for the readers.
Which is to say, yes, i dislike masses voting stuff.