How does orthodox Jews see rabbinic disagreements and on what basis do believers determine which school of thought to follow? Does majority decides what is truth, and since even today there exist many different branches of rabbinic interpretation; how can we decide when there is no majority decision for settlement exist when the dispute began. And if Rabbis have authority to overrule God's testimony, doesn't that make them above God and his scripture?
For example, we read in Baba Mezi'a 59b that Rabbi Eliezer was wrongfully condemned and excommunicated due to losing in a dispute from majority voting. Was such excommunication permanent or short term punishment? It says that the majority were defeated him by overruling scriptures, denying God's own testimony, arguing that "one must side with majority" by twisting Exodus 23:2 which says the opposite. The footnotes says he took the punishment of mourning in his humility and peace loving nature. (Was his submissive decision right?) Then how can we decide majority decision of the council or rabbis is always right, and they have not perverted God's words in their tradition, or broke the chain of interpretation? How can rabbinic tradition, interpretation and authority can be trusted in such instances where men prove to be sinful and imperfect? And if were right then it shows the council of majority have authority to overrule God's words; can even change the Torah.