This is what happened to people who spoke up against the belief system of the day.
Here is a list of pseudoscientific ideas that my readers need to learn to avoid:
1. Big Bang
2. Dark matter
3. Dark Energy
4. Black holes
5. General relativity
Do not waste your time on these pseudoscientific ideas. They will make you run around in circles trying to understand them, but alas, they are not understandable. They were never designed to be understood, they are the "magic for the masses". Ideas which have been placed at the top of the university system to discredit anybody who questions their validity. They are the Emperor's New Robes. He apparently has a complete set, one for every single day of the regular business week.