posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 04:41 AM
Originally posted by ::.mika.::
it is so large it technically shouldn't exist according to current physics theories
that is one statement to be kept in mind by those always using science as ultimate proof
Sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder.
Nobody ever said that science knows it all. Nobody ever said our current theories are even right. Many of them are astoundingly wrong. Gravity, for
example, has thus far eluded us. Newtonian Mechanics works great on medium scales, but falls apart when scaled up. It couldn't accurately predict the
orbit of Mercury. Einstein's theory of relativity came along better explained gravity on large scales. Mercury's orbit could now be accurately
predicted, but that wasn't the end of the story. Einstein's theory doesn't work with what we know of Quantum Mechanics. It's flawed, somewhere.
We're now currently looking for a "Theory of Everything" which can tie together all of the loose ends of physics in the way, or at least as well as
Evolution has done for biology.
Even though we know Einstein's theory of relativity is wrong, and flawed, we still use it. Even though we know Newton mechanics is wrong and flawed,
we still use it. Why? Because on some level, they DO work, and it would be foolish to throw out what we have discovered that DOES work just because
it's not utterly complete and fully understood. Current theories are not discarded because we know they're flawed, or because another theory is
present. Current theories will continue to be used to extent of their limitation until a BETTER
theory comes along to replace it by more
accurately matching the facts of what we observe in reality.
Pseudoscience tends to operate counter to this process, and often demands that all theories be given equal weight of consideration regardless of their
reflection of reality. When their ideas are presented to actual scientists, they meet heavy resistance from every angle as people deliberately and
maliciously attempt to find flaws and errors and tear down the validity of the theory - even if it does provide explanations for a few facts. Some see
this as resistance against change, but it is a necessary step in the scientific method - a step which ALL THEORIES must endure and pass before they
are accepted. Pseudoscience isn't being persecuted, it's merely being subject to the scientific process of falsification - rather than verification
- and their theories generally crumble, because they do not hold the same or greater veracity and accurate reflection of reality that currently held
Anyone who claims that science "knows it all", doesn't even have a basic understanding of what science is. Science would never permit the
assumption that we "know it all", because science doesn't work by proving or confirming an answer - but by disproving possibilities so as to narrow
down the infinite philosophical possibilities to manageable, predictable, and reliable probabilities.
[edit on 15-4-2009 by Lasheic]