Science is on the move. It is slowly morphing from observing nature to embodying naturalism.
“It’s quite plausible” is treated as equivalent to evidence, eliding the question of how exactly we come to “consciously believe” anything.
They could just as well say that whatever created horses created unicorns, too.
Cosmologists sense the problem and strive to rescue their multiverse from the nagging demands for evidence.
Science writer Dennis Overbye calls the inflation controversy a crisis in cosmology. But maybe it is more of a crossroads.