I enjoyed the videos despite finding Mr. Cox's presentation a bit stiff at times. It seems ridiculous that we need a refined postulate as to why it is more appropriate for news outlets to give more credence to scientific consensus as opposed to lone crazies. Unfortunately, we seem to be at that point. Since the dawn of humanity science has existed essentially subject to the dominating field of theology; it has lived in religion's tolerating shadow. We are at a point where science is finally overtaking religion, superstition, etc. as the field behind the wheel of society instead of unscientific viewpoints, and some groups whose lives are dictated by the latter are resisting this actively. Religious powers have attempted to stifle and discredit science forever (I think Galileo would agree) but this appears to be a "last stand" of sorts where the scales may finally be tilted such that science is the dominating field and religious beliefs are marginalized. As an aside, Sam Harris does a great job explaining why he believes this is imperative in "The End of Faith." A great book to stimulate debate regardless of your viewpoint on the issue.
There is a bit of disconnect here for me given the "pretty" definition of science and irrelevance of "philosophy of science" and "scientific" areas of research such as String Theory (which may never be testable.) I like Feynmann's definition but wouldn't that filter out a good chunk of what is (officially/academically) passing as "Science" these days?