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Rob Sheldon on current efforts to explain the universe’s expansion

Sheldon: Yet another example of "curve fitting", adding free parameters whose only purpose is to get a closer fit to the data. This is why particle physics and cosmology has made no progress over the past few decades as Sabine Hossenfelder warns. No one even faintly understands what a theory is supposed to wear to Stockholm, much less accomplish for posterity. Read More ›

Rob Sheldon: Here’s why physicists are surprised by the universe’s increased expansion rate

The two methods differ in that one is "direct" and the other "indirect". Clearly one or both of them is making a mistake. Since it is hard to find (and people have looked) a reason why the direct method is failing, the feeling is that the indirect method must have a mistake in its model. Read More ›