You frequently express a cynical view of science, but you haven't said why, except for being turned down by Nature You do understand that "proper science" relies on observation, don't you? You can easily confirm this. For example, here is an animation of data collected by NOAA: (Click on the image if it's not playing and it will take you to the site where you can play it.) These fine folks who are collecting and studying ionospheric data are your tax-paid humble servants from NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. They are working in your best interest to protect you from the harm of a severe solar event, such as the 1859 Carrington Event Trippy alluded to, which had casualties. Here is the website: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ You might want to bookmark it, since is provides a lot relevant information. Just peruse around the site and you'll see what I mean. There was a recent NOVA program that featured them. It illustrates the drama that was going in their office during a recent solar event, in which they knew an ejection was coming, and that it was a big one. But they needed to rank its magnitude in order to know whether to alert the service providers to take emergency measures. This unfolds in the first few minutes of the video: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/secrets-sun.html I think if you try to absorb some of this you will begin to disabuse yourself of some of your misconceptions.