Black Holes

R2's Day:The Myth of "Settled Science", Part One: The Black Hole

I have a problem with the concept that science is ever settled.  If we aren't constantly questioning what has gone before, we aren't doing science, we're doing dogma.  And when the scientific establishment gets dogmatic and ossified, it tends to really, really annoy people.

Like 'Global Warming'.  We'll talk a bit about it next week, but suffice it to say that scientists are not making their job any easier by declaring something as 'settled science' when there are other (rather obvious) issues with their theories.

This week: Black Holes.


RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Space:1999 : "The Black Sun" (Season 1, Episode 3)

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This week, we visit a ‘Black Sun’... an astrophysical impossibility, but since when did that ever stop a science fiction TV show?


Since this is the Seventies, and we are more interested in the story than the science (or at least that’s what they tell us), let’s take a peek, shall we?





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