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Expanding space bubbles could doom dark energy?

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From Mike Macrae at ScienceAlert:

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.

Physicists from Loránd University in Hungary and the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii are now questioning if approximations in Einstein’s equations introduced “serious side effects” that gave the illusion of a vast, unknown force pushing space apart.

The thing is, right now it’s little more than an empty box without any other properties to describe the nature of its existence. More.

Empty box? That’s what the hamburger poll in the lunchroom here said too. Apart from that, we can’t keep up.
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Is it possible that the sheer ability to make up theories without consequence is adding to the confusion? Consider Supersymmetry: String theorists losing bets? Resorting to “denialism”?

See also: Dark energy made by black holes? But do we know that dark energy actually exists? Finding some would help us decide whether to cheer on or deprecate the revolution.

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4 Replies to “Expanding space bubbles could doom dark energy?

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    Dionisio says:

    Is it possible that the sheer ability to make up theories without consequence is adding to the confusion?

    Yup! That’s part of the problem.

    Another problem is the gullible population’s lack of discernment, which makes the pop-sci publications so sought after for plain entertainment. Amusement is related to not thinking. Really pathetic. Been there, done that too. Yes, you’ve read it correctly. I was in that crowd too. Was lost, but now I’m found. Was blind, but now I see. Amazing grace.

    We should test everything and hold what is good.

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    Dionisio says:

    News,

    Could it be that the Hungarians collaborated with the Hawaiians just for an excuse to get a paid trip to the exotic islands in the Pacific Ocean?

    🙂

  3. 3
    Dionisio says:

    Ok, let’s get serious:

    Does anybody think the Hawaiians (or anybody else except the Magyars) could understand the language used in the following website?

    https://www.elte.hu/

    🙂

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    Dionisio says:

    BTW, I have good friends in Budapest. My wife and I were there years ago and I was amazed at seeing how our local friends could communicate so easily everywhere in that city! Even their little grandchildren could speak that language! Wow! 🙂

    Have you ever heard that language?
    Watch this video of a popular music band when I was in college:
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/H5769aAjyEk

    I’m thinking about teaching a few Hungarian words to my grandkids. Maybe a couple of Chinese words too. That on top of some early exposure to select classic music should help develop their intellects. 🙂

    My Chinese colleagues at work taught me to say “knee how!” which is like saying hola! in Spanish or hi! in English.
    In order to remember it, I relate it to asking “how’s your knee?” but abbreviated, backward and with a nice cheerful tone of voice. 🙂

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