Originally posted by Mary Rose
I personally do not trust mainstream scientific scrutiny.
You may have reasons for that, I don't know.
It would be one thing if a guy who understood science came up with a new theory that explained something better.
But someone who by his own admission is weak in math can't even understand existing science well enough to know if his proposed alternate theory is
better than mainstream science or not.
The other question is, if you don't trust mainstream science, how do you determine whose theory outside the mainstream is right? Let's say 10 guys
come up with theories that disagree with the mainstream. But they don't agree with each other. Who's is right? Are any of them right?
Well, one way to find out is to make observations based on the predictions in each theory. If the observations match the predictions, then it's
probably right. But oops, that's mainstream science.
You can do mainstream science experiments in your back yard. So you don't believe yourself? What? Have you done any mainstream science experiments
yourself that you have proven false? Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye and others have presented simple mainstream science experiments you can do yourself.
That's the beauty of science, we don't take anyone's word for it. We have to be able to repeat experiments or observations of others for us to
believe them. It's not a matter of who to trust or who to believe, if you doubt it you can test it yourself. You can't build your own gravity probe
but you can test a lot of mainstream science yourself.