Incorrect Assumptions in Astrophysics II

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Incorrect Assumptions in Astrophysics II

Unread postby davesmith_au » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:38 am

'08 August 09 ~ Dr. Donald E. Scott

On June 1, 2008 Michael Gmirkin wrote a Thunderblog entry entitled Incorrect Assumptions in Astrophysics. In it he put forward a strong indictment of astrophysicists who base their scientific conclusions on poorly substantiated assumptions. A prime example is their wide acceptance of the ‘high redshift value equals distance’ principle. Even though this idea stands on scientifically shaky grounds – Halton Arp’s evidence has challenged it, if not completely falsified it – the astronomical power structure believes this to be a Law of Nature. Gmirkin correctly points out that this false ‘Law’ is responsible for numerous disastrous misinterpretations of observed astronomical data. ... [More...]
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Re: Incorrect Assumptions in Astrophysics II

Unread postby MGmirkin » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:35 pm

Well, I'm glad to know thet I'm not too far off the mark, and others can see the apparent consequences of incorrect assumptions in the sciences. When new ideas are predicated off of unverified old ideas, inevitably a house of cards is built upon a shaky foundation. If one critical piece is removed, the entire facade collapses, and a fresh start is required. One then hopes that the rest of the card house remains standing, but rebuilding is a difficult proposition, and may end up destroying the rest of the house as well. At which point a completely new foundation may be required.

Best watch out for any errant gust of wind. The whole thing might collapse. ;o]

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