Ah, but it is much worse than that. Hidebound in their preconceptions, were scientists at least smart and honest enough to see their errors when alternative hypotheses were boldly raised? Hardly! It took such a vast weight of unambiguous evidence to goad those dull scientific oxen into shifting their courses. Not even the most suggestive tentative hints were enough for those closed-minded scientists.“DCP” wrote:This is how science has always progressed. The fact that there is a luminiferous ether, the fact that our flat earth is the center of the universe, the fact that weights of different magnitude fall at different speeds, the fact that ulcers are caused by stress and that mice spontaneously generate, the fact that atoms are indivisible . . . all of these and many other obvious truths have stood the test of time.
Or have they at least learned from past embarrassing errors to be quicker next time to acknowledge radical alternatives? No, not even this! Every meteorite, every ether, each ulcer has only made the perverse creatures double down on their demands for precise and detailed evidence, controlled experiments, reproducible observations, just as if all those past reversals had somehow affirmed those ridiculous standards of evidence.
It's a disgrace, but it shows no signs of stopping, alas. Dowsing and remote viewing and prophecy will just have to join the disgracefully long list of scientific facts that started out as mocked myths, as soon as their own mountains of clear evidence appear.