First visit and post to these boards. Like what I see so far, very nice.
While doing some research recently I came across this paper. I am still going over the material and checking some of the data, but I thought I'd see if anyone here was familiar with this particular work/take on an old theory, and get the 'Bad Astronomy' opinion.
I think one of the primary causes for most bad astronomy is the very real fact that there are some anomalies in our current set of data as pertains to many areas of the universe and it's phenomena, and some people try a little hard to fill in the blanks, making unfounded leaps to a conclusion; often unfounded or premature. People see something that they don't quite understand, or that isn't entirely defined, and they do their best to create something that does.
Sometimes I wonder how many ideas and theories are not only wrongly out forth, but wrongly dismissed. Fortunately, sites like these and forums like these with the minds behind them provide for some hope that the wheat and the chaff will be correctly identified.