"The universe is expanding" and "the Sun is going to expand out past the earth" are the current teachings of our science.
Cosmologists, astronomers, and scientists of all kinds have a saintly phallic predisposition that everything is expanding.
The "bubbles" in the dot com, real estate, and now bailout debt scene have all been called "expanding" at one time or another.
I watched one cosmologist on a "The Universe" show recently using a giant bubble toy in a major downtown city. He was making large bubbles while explaining and expanding these theories out to the maximum.
He was saying that there are "bubble mulitverses" of co-existing bubbles of universes expanding all over the place all of the time; and that we are going to find them soon.
I understand why the textbook publishers loose patience with these fellows from time to time, and especially physics students and professors.
I mean aren't there already countless used book stores with enough obsolete scientific textbooks in them; textbooks which have become obsolete because experimental facts come along and pop the current bubble?
The reality is that when the orgasm or "pop" comes along for these bubbles, the recession or depression universe theory becomes popular once again. At least with economists. Some textbooks then become an endangered species again.
I am not going to argue that we need more women in science to balance out this equation because that much is clear.
But I am going to argue that it seems that neither the homeland nor the world at large are paying full attention to our bubblyosophy.
The destruction of the entire planet earth is at the heart of the expanding sun theory, not just our homeland. But not enough folk seem to think that matters very much. It is just another orgasmic "pop" in the picture, just par for the "of course"?
As The Home world Turns is not a movie with global appeal any more, so one can legitimately wonder if our science is still the science of all the planet or is it for our own homeland consumption alone?
All life on this planet is doomed says our science. But we do not live our lives like that science really matters. How can we be taken seriously then?
But our homeland religion is beginning to get the blame for its doomsday ideology, so someone is paying attention to that. What gives?
Is the world just not reading or believing our scientific text? Are they all focusing instead on our religion because it is more compatible with theirs? Why is it becoming worldly to get mad about religious doomsdays, while exonerating scientific doomsdays?
Is the Bill Maher effect expanding?
Excuse me while I kiss the sky ... oooh la la ... I gotta go figure.
UPDATE: Expansion and growth may be synonymous or at least related enough that the post about 100 years of psychoanalysis may be an appropriate add-on to this thread.