P1 So, how is that different from posting John 3:16 or Sura 3:42?

P2a Either someone is a world class physicist who had the academic background to fully understand the intricacies of the research. P2b Or they are taking a leap of faith and placing their trust in others to understand it and tell them it is true.

P3 Which is a religion in every sense.

P2a Either someone is a world class physicist who had the academic background to fully understand the intricacies of the research. P2b Or they are taking a leap of faith and placing their trust in others to understand it and tell them it is true.

P3 Which is a religion in every sense.

Scientific theories require propositions and predictions. Mathematics is just a narrative in equation form. The mathematics are not the proposition or the predictions.

Mathematics is very useful in helping guide the development of a theory and in any predictions that are a product of the theory. Mathematics are also helpful for quantifying the exact metrics which characterize the phenomena.

However, the mathematics is not the proposition or the predictive test.

Additionally, P2a would be particularly onerous with large systemic theories that required highly advanced mathematical expertise in multiple scientific disciplines. Further, some theories require that the authors of the theory farm out their propositions to mathematicians or computers because the math is too complex. Contrary to P2b, one of the tenants of Popperian methodology is severe criticism of every aspect of any theory. Any aspect of the theory that is not fully understood should be viewed skeptically.

An example of this would be the Eddington/Dyson gravitational lensing test that gave Einstein's theory of relativity credibility to the public.

I won't bother with P1, the irrelevance of the question is obvious.

P3 is false for obvious reasons. The overreach is that everyone is going to have an irrational belief in science. This may be true in some cases but it does not necessarily follow from P2b. The bifurcation fails because of other options in play.

No one should believe a scientific theory with out some readily understandable propositions and evidence gathering to back it up.

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