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Instances of scientific dogma

Is there any list of situations where certain scientific views were marginalized? Like for example Galileo affair. I recently read about the fact that challenging Clovis first theory was "a brutal experience, something that Jacques Cinq-Mars (archeologist) once likened to the Spanish Inquisition." - "Funding for his Bluefish work grew scarce: His fieldwork eventually sputtered and died." [1] - This document talks about scientific dogma - "In retrospect, it seems to me that Clovis-First graduated from a theory to received wisdom and ultimately to a dogma too ardently defended" ( After Clovis-First collapsed: reimagining the peopling of the Americas - January 2014 - Project: Maritime Dispersals in Deep Human History - Authors: Jon Erlandson - University of Oregon)

I mean instances when challenging the scientific consensus or the scientific views of authorities was very difficult or impossible. [2]

Another instances is this: "During the eighteenth century the French Academy of Sciences stubbornly denied the evidence for the fall of meteorites" and ""Scientists in other countries were anxious not to be considered as backward compared with their famous colleagues in Paris", writes F. Paneth ("Science and Miracles", Durham University Journal, vol. 10 (1948-9), p. 49). "... many public museums threw away whatever they possessed of these precious meteorites; it happened in Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy and Austria." [3] - this is another example of consensus of the scientific community putting a huge pressure on those who support a new valid idea. -- Barecode ( talk) 00:58, 26 December 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

@ Barecode: This page about improving our science portal isn't widely watched. If the query is about adding such a list to Wikipedia then you may get a faster response from somewhere like WikiProject History of Science. If not then the science reference desk might be a good place to ask. Certes ( talk) 01:37, 26 December 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

Portal Page "The time allocated for running scripts has expired."

I found that at the bottom of the Science Portal Page, there are numerous red letter errors displaying "The time allocated for running scripts has expired," especially under the last little black words of "Portal," there's a bunch of "The time allocated for running scripts has expired."

"Portals

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This is exactly what it says Can someone please fix this? My knowledge on coding and technology limits my ability to recover such glitch -- TheeChEese ( talk) 21:45, 6 January 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Update: Never mind, after a couple of page refreshes, the error has vanished. TheeChEese ( talk) 22:06, 6 January 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

@ TheeChEese: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The portal was taking the full allowed ten seconds to render. 60% of this was in the General Images section. I've removed the trawl of Branches of science, which has very few images. This seems to reduce the time to nine seconds but further surgery may be necessary. Please report any further problems here. Certes ( talk) 23:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Science

The six simple machine — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.57.95.80 ( talk) 16:33, 21 February 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Wikipedia has an article Simple machine, which is currently showcased in the related Portal:Technology via one of its selected pictures. Certes ( talk) 18:26, 21 February 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Ordinary star

V 2409:4042:2812:65C5:0:0:A59:18AC ( talk) 14:21, 24 February 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Stars (both ordinary and exceptional) are covered in more detail in Portal:Stars. Certes ( talk) 18:59, 24 February 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Life Sciences

The Chemistry of life. 41.114.252.196 ( talk) 20:05, 14 March 2022 (UTC) Reply reply

Our portal which covered the chemistry of life has been deleted. Certes ( talk) 20:19, 14 March 2022 (UTC) Reply reply