Letters, Mar. 27, 1995


For some cosmologists to admit the need to re-examine ideas upon which they have constructed their theories in the light of new information is indeed refreshing [Science, March 6]. Fortunately, these scientists appear to lack the disturbing habit, found so often in evolution-based sciences, of ignoring or explaining away empirical evidence that contradicts fervently held beliefs.

Kathleen Michael Mount Vernon, Washington

Your otherwise fine article on new theories about the universe reinforces the popular notion that scientists are muddling buffoons who grasp at the thinnest of straws to support their pet ideas. Science at...

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