Except insofar as an idea that is very broad, and covers a lot of wide-ranging observations, can be morphed through the challenge process as some elements may get identified as untenable, and replaced within the thread by proponents (or other similar processes).
Originally Posted by Nereid
Say for example, some small element of the EU idea was totally destroyed by a new observation, but a substantial portion of the idea was undisturbed by the observation, and a new explanation were offered; that would be a way that the idea is developed (or better yet, refined) here in the ATM section.
I agree that some new idea ("Eintein was wrong because jellyfish don't have bones") is not going to be developed or refined here.
Forming opinions as we speak