Have physicists switched to a verificationist approach when it comes to Big Bang?
Is Big Bang falsifiable, or is it unchallengeable objective truth? If it is falsifiable, then how can it be falsified?
Actually, it looks a lot more like data is made to fit the theory, when dark energy and dark matter were invented out of nothing to keep the Big Bang theory alive. If something new and unexpected comes up, I guess we will see more ad hoc hypotheses to prop it up. That does not sound like Big Bang is falsifiable, unlike Einstein's theory of relativity.
- OldPilotLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The Big Bang is the best fit theory for the evidence we have from an expanding universe to the cosmic microwave background radiation. All the pieces fit. In a court of law this is called "A Preponderance of the Evidence.". When the weight of all the pieces becomes heavy enough and there is no evidence to the contrary, the weight of the evidence is accepted as proof. All that is required is evidence to the contrary to invalidate the proof.
- 6 years ago
Universal background radiation confirms the Big Bang. No need to switch to verification.
- 8 years ago
There are so many holes in the big bang.