This is the version of the Guest Editorial in the Virginian Pilot today with hypertext links included.
“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, it doesn’t matter who said it. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”- Richard P. Feynman
It was settled science.
The consensus was nearly total, and those who questioned the consensus were shunned in academic institutions and even arrested and compelled to recant. To state that the Earth was not the center of the universe was heresy.
The consensus was wrong, and the evidence of its error had been known for over one thousand years when Galileo was Read the rest of this entry »