" Also, zeitgeist makes me want to slap myself in the face, hard. "This. Trying to convince a co-worker about its fantasies is an exercise in futility when he relies on the age-old argument of "But he brings up interesting ideas!". And I'd like to point out: It's only a conspiracy if you aren't in on the game.
@Gaff: Because its a completely hypothetical energy. Scientists observed that for some reason the universe was still expanding, even though gravity should eventually stop the expansion and eventually force the universe to contract. To compensate for this, they decided the universe must be full of some "thing" which keeps expanding it-this they named Dark Energy and declared that around 70 percent of the universe is made up of it.@Gaff
Science has not observed Dark Energy, nor does science claim to know what it is.
Its was simply thought up to explain the data.
@hitsusatsu11Speaking of things that are "unobservable", hypothetical", "thought up to explain the data"...
So, according to you:
1. Unexplained phenomena;
2. Think of something;
This is how science is done, right?
There's something missing here...
No offense, but reading through their bibliographies just makes me want to tear my eyes out. And I wish I was kidding, too.
The Big Bang consistently explains every observable cosmological phenomenon with absolutely no evidence pointing in another direction, in much the same way evolution consistently explains the way that life on earth operates- it works, plain and simple. Otherwise it wouldn't be a scientific theory.
Oh, I wouldn't say that. The theory contradicts a number of scientific laws which include laws of thermodynamics and some other issues that come up which include personal bias in the studies theorized and a number of recent discoveries that ring in flaws to the theory as a whole which include cosmic phenomena that surpass the age of the universe and the length of the universe as a whole being too short of a time to have been created in 20 billion years (the approximate amount of time believed for our universe to have taken to be created according to the theory).
Winny being a Japanese P2P file-sharing program. So the only help it was, was in weeding out honestly terrible business plans, taking their parent companies with it.
4. Winny file-sharing has no effect on DVD sales [emphasis mine, Gaff], but does appear to decrease DVD rentals. People who download anime via Winny appear to be using it not to replace their purchases, but to replace their rentals.