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.
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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