Now I'm interested! Could you link to your discussion on quasi-crystals?<quoted text>
It does get confusing, because nothing in science is supposed to be above question, regardless of whether it is called a theory, fact, or law. Not supposed to be, but unfortunately this is not how many theories are treated. That is why the quasi-crystal issue is such a good example and why I bring it up. This scientist was actually kicked out of research groups and discredited because of his hypothesis which now appears to have been right. Now he has a nobel prize, but some still suggest that certain things in science are absolute truth.
I've written much in this thread and another one on the humanity in science and how I dislike making arguments to it's authority. Science is done by humans; it has human failings.