I never miss the podcasts

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I never miss the podcasts
« on: 13/02/2011 00:30:02 »
sparky421 asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi, Chris.

In answer to your request for feedback:

Most ideas in science reporting are stated with equal confidence, but they are not equally well supported. For example, the big bang says the universe is expanding. Fine. We have the red shift and distant supernova 'standard candles' to support that. But, some versions of the big bang idea also say time and space were born in the bang. There is really nothing to support that, except perhaps some computer models whose predictions change depending on the values plugged into them. 

Perhaps these things could be reported in two parts, one being fairly solid and the other labeled speculative. 

Great show, by the way. I never miss the podcasts.

John Blinke
Rochester, Michigan, USA

What do you think?
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