Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.(Matthew 13:52) KJV
Popular Science (SciPop) induces explanations of unknown phenomena in order to make them compatible with it’s false narrative of godless existence which, for all intents and purposes, is the Star Trek universe.
A minute speck of light (a star) is considered to be a distant sun or galaxy according to the usage of words, not because the distance to it or its size have been measured. The distance to the object is derived after applying the definition of the word and how this then interacts with the narrative framework. It’s a process of inductive, reductive circular reasoning that you know as peer review. Sir Isaac Newton was familiar with this problem.
And if the meanings of words is to be determined by their use, then by the names time, space, place and motion, their measures are properly to be understood; and the measured quantities will be unusual, and purely mathematical, if the measured quantities themselves are meant. Upon which account, they do strain the sacred writings, who there interpret the words for the measured quantities.– Sir Isaac Newton, Principia Mathematica p. 81-82
It could justifiably be said that Sir Isaac Newton taught us how to fudge data so that we could concoct the Star Trek universe. Just saying. Let’s get back to reality. If the stars are fragments of crystalline firmament material (CFM) in the Kuiper Belt then they must be highly polished like the surface of broken glass. They would reflect light like a mirror. This is Hypothesis 30. It’s also an experimental finding.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.(2 Timothy 3:7) KJV
The thing is, we have to be careful not to think of SciPop as vast global conspiracy designed to conceal the truth. SciPop can’t deny the truth because it’s never known it. The people who work in SciPop aren’t lying, they genuinely believe in what they’re doing. The subtlety of the strong delusion is sublime.
All observations of the cosmos can incorporated into it’s existing narrative: Star Trek, by using induction. The general population is so familiar with Star Trek that when there’s a science new headline which has featured as the plot of a Star Trek episode, people can relate to it, it’s accepted, it’s science.
When theoretical physics comes up with a new idea it’s not accepted into peer reviewed science lore until it’s been the basis for the plot for a Star Trek episode. They go hand-in-hand. One of the problems with our Bible-based deductive approach is that we can interpret all the same observations and experimental findings in a paradigm in which there aren’t any exoplanets. The stars of heaven will fall to the Earth, just like the prophecy says.