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Methodological Hubris Again

April 17, 2014

There is an article about dwarf planets I found I am annoyed with.  For one thing, someone named the newest discovery after Vice-President Biden because the designation “VP” came with it.  As I don’t like Biden or the current Chief Executive, I think they should have at least named it after a vice-president who was not an idiot and a puppet like they both are.

More to the point, however, this is another example of the arrogance of science like I wrote about before.  This article tells us dwarf planets beyond Pluto have unexpectedly similar orbital patterns (which itself is old news, according to one comment).  This necessitates explanation, but the only three hypotheses presented are flawed and mislabeled.  They are called “theories” without any cited evidence, and the favored one suffers from a serious flaw the “dark horse” does not.  How asinine is that?  Even if they had proof, what passes as evidence for modern science is ridiculously subjective nowadays.

It should be noted these dwarf planets have orbits around 11,400 Earth years.  Coincidentally, the repeated ice ages on Earth average between 10,000 and 12,000 years (which we are due for, by the way, so if you think there is something weird about Earth’s weather lately… think about it…).

The much-ignored Bode’s Law makes more sense than any hypothesis the article.  Bode’s Law predicted the size, distance, and composition of each planet in the solar system with startling accuracy.  It says there was a planet between Mars and Jupiter, but this has been utterly ignored by astronomy since the asteroid belt proved not to be a planetoid after all, and when it was proven the distances in Bode’s Law were sometimes slightly off.  According to my given hypothesis, the missing planetoid- where the asteroid belt is- was destroyed.  A large collision with another astronomical body would do it.  Any inaccuracies in Bode’s Law could easily be accounted for by such a loss, to say nothing of the fact it would also explain the igneous and metamorphic bodies in the asteroid field and captured moons of other planets in the solar system.  This could influence our ice ages and dwarf planets in the Oort Cloud.

Scientists must go to school so long they forget how to use Occam’s razor.  They can get cut by it so easily.

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