Mathematics is a language that describes reality. As a descriptor, or as a predictor, of reality, it is useful only to the degree that the symbols accurately map that reality. When a model is presented that contradicts a large number of consilient physical observations, it will be approached with a high degree of skepticism. Typically, individuals who have a high degree of confidence in their model, and an appropriate level of technical knowledge to defend it, do not end up in the hinterlands of the internet. Crank scientists, on the other hand, often do.