I gave my thoughts--no sense in dragging this 8 month old thread through the mud with more necro-posting answering vague generalities, misunderstanfoings, and mistaken notions about other people's "science" job/work except to say "our understanding"?--there is no absolute "our" understanding--very obviously.
You are so true, we understand only what we can explain with our actual theories. That is why in science, experiments always have the last word and not theories, that are only a snap shot of the knowledge of our area.
I get it--somebody sold you the articles of faith of the "universe" science, a religion of a sort. Good luck with it.
Nobody sold me anything. I just help people that are lacking of a solid foundation in physics to find their way through the huge amount of bullshit that is out there in the internet (like your post and the following link).
It is all true and real in the sense of the "universe" of paychecks for "scientists" from massive funding/spending of public tax money for those in the club who write the papers to get ever more funding $s. It all means maybe with luck lots of new bank teller windows on the money horizon, perhaps.
It's ironic, that you write your these words from your computer (or other device based on semiconductor technology) , distribute this senseless junk through the internet, that was created by your so called "scientists" and possibly not being able to navigate to a point on the map without the mysterious reality of GPS.
You can not make new experiments to test the existence of an almighty creature, that is the very basis (no proof what so ever) of every religion. Bit you possible could (if you would have the knowledge, the inspiration and the funding money) test every scientific theory out there.