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Einstein shows modern science is working. But post-modern science does not need to work.

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From a letter published in Nature:

Two teams of physicists have subjected Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity to some of the strictest tests so far, and found no deviation from the theory’s predictions. … The team reports agreement between relativity’s predictions and the lunar data that is up to three orders of magnitude better than previously reported. In a separate paper, … authors found that data and theory matched with a precision of up to an order of magnitude better than recorded in previous tests. More.

So modern science, say what you want about it – (sexist, racist, imperialist, (apply to your national government’s grievance-monger to have your alternative personal grievance entered on the growing indictment against science…) – accords with some kind of reality.

Yet here we are in the midst of a war on evidence in order to cement the evidence-free cosmology of the multiverse. Within which, science will be whatever anyone needs it to be.

And you had better believe it. Or else you are an Oppressor.

See also: Post-modern physics: String theory gets over the need for evidence.

Cosmic inflation theory loses hangups about the scientific method

The multiverse is science’s assisted suicide

Question for multiverse theorists: To what can science appeal, if not evidence?

Post-modern science: The illusion of consciousness sees through itself

Nature, as defined today, cannot be all there is. Science demonstrates that.

Can science survive long in a post-modern world? It’s not clear.


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