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What is and is not Mainstream Astrophysics?

  1. May 4, 2010 #1
    Astrophysics is an observational science.

    When there is observational data in published papers that distinguishes between one theory and another, typically science changes. There are published papers that describe the competing theory.

    Science is not an opinion poll. There must be logical reasons why we believe what we believe. That is the definition of science.

    We do not need to wait until text books are re-published.

    What is required in addition to observational data?

    This subject needs to be discussed.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2010
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  3. May 5, 2010 #2

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    This seems to be a thinly veiled complaint about what is and is not permitted here. I would encourage you to re-read the PF Rules you agreed to when you signed up, particularly the section on overly speculative posts.

    The subject may need to be discussed, but it doesn't have to be discussed here. Peer-reviewed journals are the place for that discussion.
     
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