If Fleming maintained correct use of an autoclave... If Spencer hadn't walked in front of that unshielded magnetron... If Goodyear had a proper hood over his stove...
Serendipity will still happen in labs if you wear safety glasses.
According to the physics we know the chance of the Higgs boson having the mass is does is about one in 10^30.
Only if you know the measure on the space of parameters for the Higgs. Which you don't.
The question isn't "is there SUSY or not?" That question cannot be answered, because you can always push the SUSY breaking scale up to a little higher than the energy of your collider. SUSY will be a part of quantum gravity for the foreseeable future, since String Theory is not consistent without it as far as anybody can tell.
The real question is: "Does SUSY make useful predictions for detecting physics beyond the Standard Model?" The answer to that seems to be tending very strongly toward "No."
but.... but... the market fixes everything! If consumers just vote with their wallets we do not need regulation in order to have dependable banks, right?
Whoops. Wallet is now empty. No vote for you.
Seriously, you expect us to believe that you got tutored by Feynman in quantum mechanics for the double slit experiment, but that you can't figure out that the orientation of mirror reversal is due to the horizontal alignment of binocular vision (a trivial optics problem)? Bad troll.
So you think that if you close one eye and hold a book up to a mirror, you'll suddenly be able to read it?
I think you'd be surprised by just how much "religion" is actually just made up shit.
Let me take a stab at that: All of it?
> Does time go back and forth? I don't know.
Or it could be both
The classic fallacy of Scientists is duality. Matter behaving as _both_ a wave AND particle is the best proof that:
One truth does not negate another truth
But to answer your question, Time is multi-dimensional. It depends on which level you are talking about
From our human, biological perspective / perception time is linear (male) (to prevent insanity.) The higher reality is that time flows in all directions (female) (non-linear) BUT one hasn't _experienced_ it all yet.
The Buddhists would say "There is only Now; the past, present and future are all Allusions" and they would partially be correct.
> "MAYBE THERE'S JUST ONE ELECTRON!" Feynman once shouted.
Indeed that is one possibility. That would explain the "Spooky Action From a Distance". It is the _same_ photon, just appearing in different phases at a different time/space.
That's the greatest thing about Feynman. He always kept an open mind. He was never a pseudo-skeptic. If he didn't know, he was motivated to suspend judgement until he knew more.
Modern science has become "Cargo Cult" thinking.
> because if there were significant amounts of antimatter in the Universe, we would expect there to be lots of 0.511 MeV gamma rays in the cosmic radiation but there is not.
First, the problem is we don't _know_ how much antimatter there is. We are making assumptions about 99.99999% of the universe based on less then %0.0000001 of what we can directly measure.
Second, how do you reckon that?
-- The question is not "Does extraterrestrial life exist?" but "Why the hell do we look so similar??" News in 2024.
Are you the Time Cube guy?
Uh...last post, anyone?
Do you actually pay to use slashdot or are you complaining about a service you use freely that is no longer up to your high standards?
Well, I provide content by commenting, and I improve the quality of content by moderating. For nothing. Without people like me doing that, Slashdot ceases to exist.
The main thing we want is a site that doesn't look old and stale, because that will slowly drive readers and contributors away.
Driving readers and contributors away quickly is a much better strategy, huh?
Wait. There are little news blurbs?
Right above "FR1ST P0ST!"