/sci/ how do you possibly expect to compete with Mac's flawless argument against evolution?
It is true that appeal to authority effects the direction of science all the time. Just like how the christian church was the authority that led people to believe the earth was flat, and how the modern scientific reverants like michio kaku and degrasse is bullshitting people about quantum magic.
its a shame for sure
That's where the power is, the strong paradigm stays for a while and when its time is up it gets blasted out of the water by an even stronger one. It's just the price you pay for playing the science game, either you end up wrong in some way or your shit was too weak to matter.