Posted: Nov 19, 2019 6:34 am
by Scott Mayers
@Spearthrower,

Thank you. That is what I want from others...the honesty.

The particular topics on the physics extremes are 'safe' in that whatever is or is not true or accepted will not affect things as long as the 'local' science is practical. By "local" here, I mean any hard sciences that are within our proximaty to deal with. There is politics involved with both extremes of Cosmology and Quantum Mechanics that I cannot pinpoint yet other than to the fact of institutions, whether educational or political, that get in the way.

The term, faith, when I use it is to be sure that one understands where they are just 'gambling' on what they support. But many actually make it taboo to even speak for the Steady State and against the Big Bang with any skepticism, in a very religious like way. When you experience censorship by merely questioning the logic by some people on this issue, and have tactics used against you to distort your reputation, I have to try to determine why. The first part is at least trying to determine when or where someone is simply having a 'faith' in the general science rather than a personal 'knowledge' of it. If supporting a theory by mere voting suffices, then we are reduced to many of the problems that religious apologists are correct in holding against the skeptic, such as I am myself. I am not religious because I actually KNOW something (gnostically) but many are atheist merely for its popularity in some crowd, or some trend, and are at best, agnostically atheist. The same goes with science. Some support some theories within it on faith, which to me, is counter to the need to be more skeptical as a good aptitude in science. The physics extremes (cosmos and atomic) are often trusted simply for the virtue of all that comes in between. But all cults/religions begin similarly by establishing good rationale up front but then pull the rug out from its adherents once they've got them hooked enough to stop asking questions and then default to faith in its authorities with feverish protectionist against those who dare to raise questions of them thereafter.