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Tangle
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03-18-2014 9:21 AM


NEWSER) – A dizzying scientific achievement: Astronomers have gotten a look back at what one scientist calls "the beginning of time ... the universe at the very beginning." That is, they've detected gravitational waves that could be the first direct evidence that within a fraction of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang, the cosmos began to, in the New York Times' description, "swell faster than the speed of light for a prodigiously violent instant." Such an event (dubbed "inflation") was theorized in 1979 by physicist Alan Guth, but finding evidence of it "has been a key goal in the study of the universe," the AP reports. The findings must still be confirmed by other experiments, though the lead astronomer says there's only a one in 3.5 million chance the team's results are a fluke

http://www.newser.com/...ts-make-key-big-bang-discovery.html

It's another Higgs Boson moment - science predicts that a thing must exist for a theory to be correct, then the thing is found and everyone slaps themselves on the back.

Now others go away and check that the original discoverers got it right and creationists have to make up a whole new pile of anti-science to make it their model(s).

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Edited by Admin, : Minor grammar fix.


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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Can you edit to remove the personal reference?

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03-18-2014 3:46 PM
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Done, but not sure why it matters........

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.

Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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I'm not sure what you changed, but the reference to another member is still there.

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Done again, now that I understand what you were (quite reasonably) objecting to.

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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