Would Fred Hoyle and the steady state universe be another example? Or the Dozenal Society
In some cases there is genuine uncertainty as to which model is correct - Isaac Newton and astrology might be a case) and on occasion 'the daft theory' turns out to be the right one.
- It's not clear to me that Fred actually "believed" the things he was proposing, I got the feeling he just liked to be the fly in the ointment. There's a difference between that and, say, polywater, where the original researchers went off into a black hole and never returned.
- I think it's also very important to remember this has "pathological" in the name, and for a good reason. Homeopathy is simply bunk, it's not science by any definition. Pathological science is science, its just wrong and the proponents have developed a pathology. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:24, 6 October 2017 (UTC)