This is what science is boiling down to nowadays – a School of Negativity where we spend most of our time shooting down theories and saying there’s not enough evidence for them, while offering no substitute theories or offering substitute theories that are pathetically bad.
I do not believe that scientific theory is like a court of law. Theories do not need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and they’re pretty much all up for grabs anyway and “only true for now” or “true until we can come up with a better explanation.” Instead, I believe that when you have competing theories, you simply choose the theory that best explains the evidence. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
It can have holes itself and believe me, most “proven” theories have all sorts of holes. Filling in the holes comes after you prove the theory.
We have gotten away from that in science and instead of being in the business of explicating what the truths and mechanisms behind the world are, what we are doing is explaining what the truths and mechanisms of the world are not, without offering any alternate explanation or offering an alternate theory that is pathetically bad and much worse and less explanatory than the theory that is being shot down for “lack of evidence.”