I mean, yes, but I don't think most scientists are operating on the idea that if they just support this unsupportable model, they will make a ton of money. Most of them actually, truly believe the BB is the best model. Yet where in the literature (or on this forum, or anywhere) can you find a BB supporter designing tests to challenge his model, as opposed to setting up tests to confirm it?
This is backwards. It's not the scientific method I learned.
Again, I ask: what possible observation could be made that would fundamentally undermine the BB model and cause its adherents to seriously question its validity?
So can it be said that it is the system itself that is holding these scientist back? Those with the money and power to provide the funding are not funding new ideas that won't make them more money. I think if we were to look back from the future to this time. I think the future us would say back in the 2,000s they were stuck in a technocratic dark age. Before it was religion which caused the dark age. Now the Powers found a new way and new form of control to hold the humans back.