Those [theories] that haven’t been disproven yet are the ones that are the least lumpy. Let’s just say that the data are consistent with there being no dark matter lumps at all.
What if there isn’t any? Maybe we are pursing a phantom? Just a thought.
In pop science media, supersymmetry has been one of the ideas that lead to support for a multiverse and all that. So, if it’s in trouble…
Diminishing hope for new physics? That isn’t the triumphant scientism we were told to expect.
Robitzski: “It suggests our entire universe might just look like any other tiny black hole bubble to an outside observer.”
Paul Sutter: By allowing for multiple quantum fields to generate dark energy, it might be possible for string theory to still be relevant in our universe, as these models may not be stuck in the “swampland.”
Bartlett: Even if you could make a perfect simulation of reality, it would have to be a smaller reality than what you’re simulating it with.
He doesn’t seem to get the fact that string theory was a religious movement that was bound to end badly. The most distressing victim is science. But then that was well before the war on math, wasn’t it?
Physicist: You see, the black hole isn’t just eating matter and belching radiation, it is reversing entropy. This shouldn’t be possible.
Back to Georges Lemaitre, a Catholic priest: A CENTURY ago, if you asked a cosmologist the universe’s age, the answer may well have been “infinite”. It was a neat way to sidestep the question of how it formed, and the idea had been enshrined in 1917 when Albert Einstein presented his model of a static Read More…
Well, from a novelist’s perspective, it sounds logical but from a science perspective, if you must invoke the “multiverse,” you are in trouble.
It’s so hard now to tell science from science fiction but that’s not because of progress. It’s because so much weight is given to hypotheticals.
“unknown quickening agent”? Well, we haven’t found dark matter or dark energy so we might just as well be looking for something else we might not find while we are at it.
All the real problems occur at the boundaries, which means that they are not contained by anything.
All the heat the others have taken for insisting otherwise can now, apparently, be airily waved away.