In the most broad sense the consensus is a position about what one ought to believe regarding the world as experienced by human beings. If one rejects the view that what it is "rational to believe" is "what one ought to believe," one is in effect rejecting a philosophical approach to belief altogether, presumably in favor of some other method, say, flipping a coin or believing everything consistent with some "authority," whether in human or written form. Since philosophers, virtually by definition, will describe as "rational" what one ought to believe, this is a view about what it is rational to believe with respect to the world we experience. Thus one element of the consensus is that it is a theory of "scientific rationality."