Prove that You don’t Have Faith

They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

(Judges 5:20) KJV

Our favorite illustration of how popular science (SciPop) requires faith is Kepler’s 1st Law of Planetary Motion. The law states that planetary orbits are elliptical and that the sun is at one focus of the ellipse.

What’s the source of gravity at Focus 2?

Whatever answer you come up with is a statement of faith.

This law is empirical, which means that it’s verifiable by direct observation. Ellipses have two foci F1 and F2. Supposedly F1 is the sun, but what’s at F2 to cause the orbit to be elliptical rather than a circle? The leap of faith here is to ask people: what’s the source of gravity at F2?

The standard SciPop answer is that there’s nothing at F2, that’s just the second focus of the ellipse. The sad truth is that the best that SciPop has come up with is that planetary orbits are elliptical… because they’re ellipses. That’s called circular reasoning, and it means that there’s no physical reason why planetary orbits are elliptical. SciPop is left with only fictional contrivances for the law. Some of these are amusing and involve spandex.

Spandex University

Einstein warped the observation that light bends. This is how we get hasbeen lecturers teaching that the universe is a sheet of spandex.

The observed curvature of space is the simple fact the the observable universe is a sphere with Earth at the center.

The observable universe is a spherical region of the Universe comprising all matter that can be observed from Earth at the present time.

– Observable universe, definition Wikipedia

Einstein imagined this differently, as space being curved around stellar objects. Imagined, that’s the key. It’s not empirical. It doesn’t exist outside the SciPop paradigm and so it can’t be considered to be either a fact or knowledge.

This gave rise to the notion that it the imaginary concept could be visualized by placing a weight on a sheet of spandex and rolling marbles down it. The problem is that you can’t prove that the universe is a sheet of spandex. Neither is there any proof of a scenario which would cause this to happen. The idea that planetoids got caught by the gravity of the sun as they ware passing through space is speculative, it’s not empirical. The last piece of the puzzle that we can flush is that, in the visualization, all of the marbles eventually fall into the weight at the bottom of the spandex sheet. We don’t observe the planets falling into the sun. It’s not factual. It’s not knowledge.

Whatever you choose to believe is at F2 is a leap of faith because it’s not a testable hypotheses and so, technically, it’s not scientific. Incidentally, if you think that rolling marbles down spandex IS testing the hypothesis then you’re disconnected with reality. A fictional explanation of an imaginary concept can’t magically materialize as truth.

If you believe in the SciPop cosmological model then, whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re making a leap of faith. The real problem is that SciPop requires faith at such a fundamental level that the average science believer is completely unaware of it. This is intentional. Most people think that they don’t have to believe SciPop, it just is. They have abdicated intellectual responsibility for their beliefs.

July 25th – Matty’s Razor

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

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