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Recently discovered giant arc of galaxies may “break” Standard Model in cosmology

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It awaits confirmation:

If it is real, the Giant Arc would join a growing group of large-scale structures in the universe that, taken together, would break the standard model of cosmology. This model assumes that when you look at large enough volumes of space — above about 1 billion light-years — matter is distributed evenly. The Giant Arc appears about three times as long as that theoretical threshold. It joins other structures with similarly superlative names, like the Sloan Great Wall, the Giant Gamma-Ray Burst Ring and the Huge Large Quasar Group.

Lisa Grossman, “An arc of galaxies 3 billion light-years long may challenge cosmology” at ScienceNews (June 10, 2021)

Standard Model:

The theories and discoveries of thousands of physicists since the 1930s have resulted in a remarkable insight into the fundamental structure of matter: everything in the universe is found to be made from a few basic building blocks called fundamental particles, governed by four fundamental forces. Our best understanding of how these particles and three of the forces are related to each other is encapsulated in the Standard Model of particle physics. Developed in the early 1970s, it has successfully explained almost all experimental results and precisely predicted a wide variety of phenomena. Over time and through many experiments, the Standard Model has become established as a well-tested physics theory. – CERN

Meanwhile:

Standard Model: “Our reliance on hypothetical dark matter is an embarrassment; a laboratory detection would be exceedingly welcome.” – CalTech

Hmmm. Watch this file.

7 Replies to “Recently discovered giant arc of galaxies may “break” Standard Model in cosmology

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    BobRyan says:

    Theories are not perfect, but based on what is observed and can be replicated. When information arises to challenge a given theory, the theory must be questioned. If evidence disproves the theory, such as Big Bang, the theory must be dismissed. People want to treat Big Bang as if it is a fundamental law of physics, rather than a theory.

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    Latemarch says:

    And this is not the first thing to come along that “threatens” to break the standard model. The standard model was born in good faith but rapidly acquired so many ad hoc additions to explain unexpected observations as to become untenable, ie broken. It’s way past time to rethink all our observations (fine tuning) and lack of observations (anti matter, I’m looking at you) and put forward something reasonable.

    Might want to start with the first person witness account in a certain book and work from there. After all are you really doing science if you purposely ignore the obvious because it makes you uncomfortable?

    Romans 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

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    hoosfoos says:

    An assumption that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic on a large scale is a simplifying assumption. Reality is different. One gets the impression that physicists would be delighted to have on opportunity to work on new physics outside the standard model. Would that Darwinists had a similar attitude when faced with shortcomings of their theory.

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    Seversky says:

    Latemarch/2

    Might want to start with the first person witness account in a certain book and work from there. After all are you really doing science if you purposely ignore the obvious because it makes you uncomfortable?

    It doesn’t just start with the book, it stops there as well. Why bother with something as mundane as the nature of this Universe when you’re soon going to be in a place incomparably more awesome and blissful?

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    Latemarch says:

    Hoosfoos @3

    Reality certainly is different!
    It’s not only stranger than we imagine it seems to be determined to be stranger than we can imagine.

    I am not sure sure that they are happy about the reality that they are finding based on the rush to take shelter in the fantasy of the multiverse.

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    Latemarch says:

    Sev @4

    It doesn’t just start with the book, it stops there as well. Why bother with something as mundane as the nature of this Universe when you’re soon going to be in a place incomparably more awesome and blissful?

    Heh! I've been here long enough to know that you've had your head handed to you on that particular slander against Christianity… yet he persisted. Still here and still searching for the meaning in life that is refused you in materialism. It's not far from you. I've prayed for you and will continue to do so.

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    awstar says:

    Anyone here knowledgable enough to comment on what Halton Arp might have to say about this discovery?

    https://www.haltonarp.com/articles/origins_of_quasars_and_galaxy_clusters

    Quasars may not be as far away as these people with high confidence think they are.

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