What does ‘surface area’ mean?
And I do not think for a group to function it necessarily has to draw a consensus – do you really think so? Or. let me say, certainly not the IAJS discussion forum.
And I still don’t know what ‘group’ you think you are addressing either – it seems some generalised ‘group’ that you have not defined that’s present in your mind but which you are not imparting to us (that’s what I mean by ‘particulars’) – it might make things seem less diffuse in your paper if you had the underpinnings nailed down. hmm. I could be wrong. Since that is the core of your point, though, it occurs to me that it might be a good idea to let us know.