Hossenfelder: What we have here in the foundation of physics is a plain failure of the scientific method. All these wrong predictions should have taught physicists that just because they can write down equations for something does not mean this math is a scientifically promising hypothesis.
So did Coyne not give Goff the right of reply? Apparently, he would need a beaker of antacid to read the guy’s book…
Nope. Not a chance the proposed evidence will matter. The parallel universe folk probably don’t like our universe because it shows massive evidence of fine-tuning and that implies an intelligent origin. Any alternative theory will always be popular, irrespective of evidence.
Last April Astronomers finally detected some helium hydride in a gas cloud about 2900 light years from Earth.
The image is thought to establish that black holes really do exist; they are not just astrophysicists’ imaginings.
Because quantum mechanics “lacks a physical description of the measurement process. The open-access paper seems easy to read.
New Scientist suggests that split parallel universes would avoid the problem of messing with the past so that you don’t exist.
How about?: The Standard Model is terrible—until you compare it to string theory and the multiverse
In the post-science world, people can presumably define success according to their own frames of reference, in relation to their own facts and their own truths.
Of course, neither Wolchover nor Hossenfelder would be allowed to notice that design in nature is obvious but not inevitable.
If time were really all in our heads, we would never miss planes. Good thing modern cosmology does not need to be serious.
Not only is Ethan’s profession about to get a major readjustment, but his attitude needs a readjustment as well. No longer can he and his colleagues hide in their ivory tower telling the world that we must leave the hard thinking to them. As many have already commented, the woke mobs are already at the gates.
Why not?: “The group found that for both types of black holes they examined, there is indeed a central singularity, and it is always spacelike. “
Researcher: “Our analysis is data-driven but supports the theoretical proposal due to Christos Tsagas (University of Thessaloniki) that acceleration may be inferred when we are not Copernican observers, as is usually assumed, but are embedded in a local bulk flow shared by nearby galaxies, as is, indeed, observed. This is unexpected in the standard cosmological model, and the reason for such a flow remains unexplained.
The Scientific American columnist is unimpressed by two recent books on the subject, cosmologist Sean Carroll’s Something Deeply Hidden and science writer Tom Siegfried’s The Number of the Heavens.