Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Robert Roosen (
Wed, 26 Apr 1995 19:50:27 GMT

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU) wrote:

: A scientific theory is evaluated on how closely it matches observations, not
: the other way around.

Go to the library and look up Trophim Lysenko. The success of a
theory depends in part on its political popularity, as an entire
generation of Russian geneticists learned to their dismay.
Lysenkoism used to be a commonly used term in science--before it
became a standard technique of the "political" scientists who are
presently setting most public funding policies.