The previous post Is the Cosmological Principle (CP) Valid? suggests the following scientific method to get a Nobel Prize:
- Make an ad hoc unphysical assumption like CP: The Universe is isotropic and homogeneous.
- Make observations indicating that CP is not valid.
- Insist that CP anyway is valid, because a Principle is a principle.
- To fit theory and observation, augment CP with an even more unphysical assumption of a completely new form of energy and call it dark energy.
- Receive the Nobel Prize for the discovery that (i) CP is not valid and that (ii) there is something called dark energy of which nothing is known.
With this method infinitely many Nobel Prizes can be collected since there are infinitely many ad hoc unphysical assumptions, which can be contradicted by physical observations. Of course infinitely many Prizes requires the Universe to be infinite, which however safely can be assumed, since it cannot be contradicted by observation.