Thank you for the resource @blbossard! It’s so handy to have the link especially from anything Habermas!
I agree with your assessment of the claims. This mass hallucination hypothesis is such a reach in my opinion. As much as it seems like we keep talking about the same things over the years (I heard this hallucination hypothesis for the first time over 20 years ago) it’s necessary because skeptics keep bringing up the same claims to new generations.
This reminded me of John Lennox’s book Gunning For God where he discusses the ways ideologies, agendas, policies, etc. are sometimes endorsed by big names with no real specialty in that particular area of discipline. He references politicians name throwing Nobel prize winners who endorse a particular policy outside of their area of specialty. But it looks good to see Nobel prize winners on the endorsement list!
Would I go to a heart specialist to get information or help for an issue with my foot?