No, that was just whjat some people believed. It wasn't a scientific theory. Like some people believe in the existence fairies - fine, but just because they have this belief, doesn't make it true.dpaterson wrote:...Apparently people a long time ago thought that the world was flat. That was the theory at the time which was accepted as fact at the time...
Which brings me to a point I was trying to make yesterday (and I throw this out merely for the sake of debate i.e. I'm by no means saying that the theory, which apparently is accepted as fact, is incorrect):
did the professionals just learn all of this stuff during the course of their studies and they simply perform their duties within the confines of what is accepted as fact or have they indeed sat down with some gear and managed to get some visual representation and audible confirmation of these theories???
Yes of course. That is the point of a scientific theory. It's tried and tested on multiple levels and on multiple occasions, and peer-reviewed - i.e. it's proven. If it hasn't gone through this rigourous process and achieved general consensus amongst the scientific community as a result, it's not a theory.