You had an actual... point?<quoted text>
Very little was rational until the discovery of DNA? Surely some mistake...
My point, which you apparently missed, is that just because there is no rational reason to believe something, doesn't make that thing false. The history of science is filled with examples.
You damn betcha I missed it-- likely due to faulty delivery... or perhaps due to your "point" not having the slightest bearing on what I wrote... Oh well.
But you are wrong-- the RATIONAL view, if there is no evidence, is to assume the idea is false.
That includes anything that scientists speculate on.
More to the point? Even when there IS evidence? The RATIONAL view, is, AT BEST, grudging acceptance--provisionally--tha t the idea might have merit... if better, contrary evidence does not surface in the future.
THAT, is what rationalism is.
Believing in world-traveling garden gnomes? Isn't.