The first and middle phrases are quite strong: wrong and flat out wrong, specially for a Forum Moderator.
And telling to me that I use "unfounded assertions" is quite insulting, specially when I provide links from academia or institutions
which are first rank sites.
Also, you accusse me of using "straw man" arguments but you use "ad hominem" arguments instead.
I know the subject of this thread, in which I'm the OP. I'm also very well formed in electromagnetism and thermodynamics,
either on the theoretical or practical side. So, I don't make unfounded assertions NEVER!
And the highlighting of text by different means is the way I do things. Here, there or everywhere.
I started by saying that I disagree with the use of the Stefan-Planck theories in cosmology, because I dissagree
that the Universe behaves as a black body. Plain and simple. Such theories were developed for perfect black
bodies and, particularly with Wien-Planck, for perfect black body cavities with molecular or hertzian oscillators
into the walls, absorpting and emitting radiation under thermal equilibrium. I stand with my original position.
Later, this thread drifted towards the shape and size of the universe, where is now located the CBR leftover of the BB
and how the COBE, WMAP and PLANCK missions produced data to be analyzed and, also, how this data was analyzed
afterwards here on Earth.
I'd like to know why do you assert that I'm blatantly wrong in what I posted here. Which are your arguments, either on the
physics side, the mathematical side or the logical side.
And, if you can answer me: Which is your background to discuss this subject? Did you study in deep the theory of thermal
radiation or the history that goes from Kirchoff (1859) to Planck (1900)? Because I did, and I wrote a long paper about it,
which I posted in my blog. Just the pure theory of black body radiation till 1900, Nothing more, but nothing less.
And this knowledge is not pre-conceived notions, as you called. It's pure and absolute science, very well stablished.
And, finally, regarding your understanding that "there is no proof in physics", it really blew my head off!
I can't believe that any person can think that way. Then, all the history of proofs behind BB theory at the PTR institute
is pure BS? I don't know who taught you that, but this is what I call something "flat out wrong".
And, please, don't lecture me how to behave. I'm too old and civilized to receive recomendations about my way of doing things.