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At the New York Times: Are dark forces messing with our cosmos?

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Various theories are aired therein.Then we read:

Thus far, there is no evidence for most of these ideas. If any turn out to be right, scientists may have to rewrite the story of the origin, history and, perhaps, fate of the universe.

Or it could all be a mistake. Astronomers have rigorous methods to estimate the effects of statistical noise and other random errors on their results; not so for the unexamined biases called systematic errors.

As Wendy L. Freedman, of the University of Chicago, said at the Chicago meeting, “The unknown systematic is what gets you in the end.”Dennis Overbye, “Have Dark Forces Been Messing With the Cosmos?” at The New York Times

Lost in Math

If this is what passes for theoretical physics these days, Sabine Hossenfelder, author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, is clearly right.

See also: Sabine Hossenfelder: Is science harmed by an illusion of progress? Tellingly, Hossenfelder adds, “So here is the puzzle: Why can you not find any expert, besides me, willing to publicly voice criticism on particle physics? Hint: It’s not because there is nothing to criticize. ”

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3 Replies to “At the New York Times: Are dark forces messing with our cosmos?

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    PeterA says:

    “If this is what passes for theoretical physics these days, Sabine Hossenfelder, author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, is clearly right.”


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    Seversky says:

    It’s good that physics is grappling with intractable mysteries. The hope is that new approaches will emerge from the turmoil surrounding them. Where else are they going to come from? New ideas from The Great Designer seem to be noticeable by their absence.

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    Dean_from_Ohio says:

    Seversky @3,

    “I can’t see anything, said the blind man. “Why is there nothing there?”

    This is a dark road, writes the apostle Paul, indicating the intentionally misplaced devotion of man to the avian and animal kingdoms:

    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” – Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, chapter 1, verses 18-23, New American Standard Bible, at

    You brought it up.

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