Mattia's Fortune Cookies

It is not likely that we primates gazing through bits of glass
for a century or two will dissemble the architecture and history
of infinity. But if we don't try we won't get anywhere. Therefore
we professionals do the best we can to fit the odd clues we have
into some kind of plausible story. That is how science works, and
that is the spirit in which our cosmological speculations should
be treated. Don't be impressed by our complex machines or our
arcane mathematics. They have been used to build plausible cosmic
stories before - which we had to discard afterwards in the face of
improving evidence. The likelihood must be that such revisions
will have to occur again and again and again.

Michael J. Disney, astro-ph/0009020, 2000,
The Case Against Cosmology,
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0009020

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