January 20, 2013
Every time an ideologue wants to shut down honest debate over honest differences in opinion about science, the call of “settled science” is used as a form of intellectual blackmail. A more scientific truth would point out that science is never ‘settled,’ and it is bad science to say that it is.
Case in point is the photo above from the website Space.com of the newly discovered massive cluster of suns which is more than four billion light years across. Nothing in current science theory explains how such a massive congregation of suns and super-giant black holes can even exist. Nothing discovered before now is even close to four billion light years in size, so this discovery shatters much of existing cosmological theory about the size of the universe.
The argument of “settled science” is the arrogance of the intellectually rigid, and the intellectually rigid are forever ideologues, whether they are scientists or not.[Email comments welcome: duoism(at)sbcglobal.net]