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What is the meaning of the number 42?

Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard
And like evolution, you cannot make it go away by ignoring it. All the overlap between different fields of study mean that if one is wrong, then they are all wrong. So like evolution, if you want to argue that it isn't correct, you'll have to convince the other scientists that they are also all wrong.
I question this. While I agree that, as Bucky said, Universe operates on synergistic, inter-accommodative principles; I don't think Science is that monolithic. Witness the lack of accommodation between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Astronomers are having to admit there is weather on the Sun and in Interplanetary space. The other disciplines will all jostle around to reach some new equilibrium, not fail completely.