What people tend to forget is that at the end of the day…
A theory is STILL just a theory, people.
(Phys.org) — The most accurate study so far of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun. According to widely accepted theories, the solar neighbourhood was expected to be filled with dark matter, a mysterious invisible substance that can only be detected indirectly by the gravitational force it exerts.
But a new study by a team of astronomers in Chile has found that these theories just do not fit the observational facts. This may mean that attempts to directly detect dark matter particles on Earth are unlikely to be successful.[Read More]
Everything, every concept, belief or idea?
Is susceptible to change, no matter how “sure” we are today, right this minute?
Of whatever theory we know to be the TRUTH: Big Bang Theory, Climate Change Theory, Theory of Evolution, the Theory of Luminiferous Aether and…
What’s that last one?
[via TopTenz] Luminiferous Aether Theory
The aether, also known as the ether, was a mysterious substance that was long believed to be the means through which light was transmitted through the universe. Philosophers as far back as the Greeks had believed that light required a delivery system, a means through which it became visible, and this idea managed to persist all the way through to the nineteenth century. If correct, the theory would have redefined our entire understanding of physics. Most notably, if the aether were a physical substance that could exist even in a vacuum, then even deep space could be more easily measured and quantified. Experiments often contradicted the theory of the aether, but by the 1700s it had become so widespread that its existence was assumed to be a given. Later, when the idea was abandoned, physicist Albert Michelson referred to luminiferous aether as “one of the grandest generalizations in modern science.”
How it was Proven Wrong:
In traditional scientific fashion, the notion of a luminiferous aether was only gradually phased out as more sophisticated theories came into play. Experiments in the diffraction and refraction of light had long rendered traditional models of the aether outdated, but it was only when Einstein’s special theory of relativity came along and completely reconfigured physics that the idea lost the last of its major adherents. The theory still exists in various forms, though, and many have argued that modern scientists simply use terms like “fields” and “fabric” in place of the more taboo term “aether.”[Read More - Top 10 Most Famous Scientific Theories (That Turned out to be Wrong)]
Our understanding evolves…
And all in an attempt to understand the universe around us. As it does, it is important to note that one should never fall victim of becoming static in ones thinking. NOT to fall too in love with any particular theory, no matter how stout your belief in them may be.
Bill Whittle tells you why this is the greatest sentence ever written: “The love of theory is the root of all evil.” Whittle looks at the difference between fact and theory, and shows you the effects misguided theories have had on everything from warfare to climate science. Can Bill Whittle disprove global warming? What about Einstein’s theory of relativity? Find out.
For in truth?
We will NEVER know even half of the mysteries of the universe, of the world in which we live, not only to the point that we think we do…
But to the point that our assumptions exceed ‘theory’ and become an unchanging reality.
No matter how much we may wish otherwise.
A theory is just that:
noun \ˈthē-ə-rē, ˈthir-ē\plural the·o·ries