Thanks for the detail and I will think about it (I'm at work), it's very interesting. It's funny but one reason I thought of Kuhn was because he discusses exactly what I think is happening in our discussion as a paradigm phenomena. I'll try to find it.
I will have to wonder about what measures the superiority of a knowledge system, and the relationship of truth to facts.
I should mention that I've never looked in a hubble telescope thought, or knowingly seen a hubble image.