Does he feel no unease that it was Georges Lemaître, a Roman Catholic priest, who was one of the inventors of his beloved Big Bang Myth? It is well known that one of the early general appeals of the BB was that it bridged the gap between 'science' and 'faith'. When the big bang theory was first heralded, Pope Pius XII wrote, “Scientists are beginning to find the finger of God in the creation of the universe.”
nick c wrote:A very good rebuttal, but it is a pity that Scott has to waste his valuable time on the likes of Bridgman. The irony of pseudo skeptics, such as Bridgman, is that their philosophical underpinning is one of "faith," not the principles of scientific understanding. Bridgman's specialty is debunking creationism, but now he is in over his head, as Scott and his book The Electric Sky are not such an easy target. The Big Bang Theory which is so near and dear to Bridgman, is in itself a type of "creationism" and a new religion.
One can feel the indignation in their critiques, that a heretic (and not a member of the priesthood) would have the unmitigated gall to question the very foundation of their cherished beliefs. They are the priests who have such faith in the current paradigm (ie Big Bang, Gravity only, Black Hole, Dark Matter/Energy, et al.) to the point that they are blind to the real scientific revolution, which is in the process of proving them false.
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