- Not actually understanding something with no alternatives. An accepted mystery.
- Not actually understanding something with alternatives that are not being looked into. A forced mystery.
Kepler 78b is not an accepted mystery. It is a forced mystery. The difference is in the presence of alternatives. If there is an alternative that is not being looked into, I can guarantee it is not because of the alternative not being reasonable, but because of the censorship practices and bureaucracy of establishment physics and their intolerance of new insight.
I know this because I have offered an alternative for Kepler 78b. Its a black dwarf star. It is an ancient star older than its host and was adopted as its host moved about the galaxy.
Kepler 78b is an accepted mystery for the senior scientists who believe in the 18th century nebular hypothesis. Kepler 78b is not a mystery at all for the public who is paying attention to the papers I have been writing.
Here is the paper:
Kepler 78b, the Impossible Planet