The weekend must be approaching. We know this because the Retard-o-tron™ is especially busy at such times. As your Curmudgeon awoke this morning its lights were flashing and the sirens were blaring. The device had seized control of our computer and locked it onto the website of WorldNetDaily (WND).
Huh? It’s true that new evidence may demonstrate that a scientific consensus is wrong. If that should occur, scientists will accept the facts and abandon their misconceptions. This is why science has rejected the old, discredited views that the Earth is flat, young, the center of the universe, and influenced by the constellations of the zodiac. That’s why science is so successful — it doesn’t cling to ideas that have been shown to be false. Contrary to WND’s headline, even if the present-day consensus is eventually revised — as it surely will be when new evidence is discovered — it is science, because it’s the result of what is known at the time.
But we shouldn’t spend too much time criticizing WND’s headline. We need to see what the rev says. His video is titled Great Scientists: Louis Pasteur and the Germ Theory. It’s only a minute and a half long — a mere 90 seconds — but what glorious seconds they are!
The rev tells us about the once-prevalent miasma theory — that disease was caused by bad air. That was the belief in Pasteur’s time, but in spite of that theory’s widespread consensus, Pasteur developed the germ theory. It wasn’t immediately accepted. Pasteur urged young doctors and scientists to be patient, and not to give in to skepticism.
Using that for inspiration, the rev says that the Big Bang is similarly accepted today. But it’s got an increasing number of problems, and there’s an authoritative alternative: “In the beginning …”
Yes, dear reader, the rev leaves us with the hope that one day the Big Bang will go the way of the miasma theory. Click over to WND and take a look — it’s always thrilling to watch the rev.
As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Go to it.
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