Modern Cosmology Makes No Sense, Say Cosmologists

first_img(Visited 533 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Don’t take our word for it. Cosmologists are banging their heads against the wall.How the Universe Stopped Making Sense (Live Science). “We’re getting something wrong about the universe,” begins Rafi Letzter after this shocking headline. Measurements in deep space, despite increasing precision, are irreconcilable. The implications are drastic: cosmologists’ most cherished notions, including the cosmic microwave background, might need new physics to be adequately explained. When in trouble, look happy and sound excited.“People are excited about this because it could mean that there’s new physics, and that would be really exciting,” she [Risa Wechsler] said.It’s possible that the CMB model is just wrong in some way, and that’s leading to some sort of systematic error in how physicists are understanding the universe.“Everyone would love that. Physicists love to break their models,” Wechsler said. “But this model works pretty well so far, so my prior is that there has to be pretty strong evidence to convince me.”What really doesn’t make sense is sounding excited when you have convinced the world that you are the experts, but have been shown to be flat wrong. On this subject at Evolution News, Guillermo Gonzalez, who doesn’t question the big bang and dark energy, discusses the situation in his piece, “A Crisis in Cosmology?”How Can a Star Be Older Than the Universe? (Space.com). Here’s a challenge: Prove that you are older than your mother. A star named Methuselah is measured to be older than the big bang. When faced with improbability, try moving beyond it into the realm of the impossible.Taken at face value, the star’s predicted age raised a major problem. How could a star be older than the universe? Or, conversely, how could the universe be younger? It was certainly clear that Methuselah — named in reference to a biblical patriarch who is said to have died aged 969, making him the longest lived of all the figures in the Bible — was old, since the metal-poor subgiant is predominantly made of hydrogen and helium and contains very little iron. It’s composition meant the star must have come into being before iron became commonplace. But more than two billion years older than its environment? Surely that is just not possible.Astronomers are going to have to be creative to solve this “age paradox” the article says. Extensive tweaking of parameters and adjusting of cosmological models might help.Faster-Than-Light Travel Could Explain Mysterious Signals Beaming Through the Cosmos (Space.com). Nothing is supposed to travel faster than Einstein’s speed limit, the speed of light, but gamma ray bursts give the illusion of doing so. Watch astronomers get creative trying to solve this mystery with several what-if’s and maybe’s.Dark Matter UpdateExotic ‘Fuzzy’ Dark Matter May Have Created Giant Filaments Across the Early Universe (Space.com). Dark matter, that still-undiscovered mysterious unknown stuff, has always been a fuzzy concept. Maybe the mysterious unknown stuff is fuzzy itself in some exotic way. These speculators speculate with reliance on exotic futureware.Cesium vapor aids in the search for dark matter (Science Daily). “The hunt for dark matter is one of the most exciting challenges facing fundamental physics in the 21st century,” this article confesses. It’s nice to improve empirical detection methods, but notice that cesium vapor might aid in the “search” for dark matter, not the discovery of it.We’re waiting for these failed experts to get their act together, but no wise person would wait forever. Get and watch the film below. Watch the Illustra film. Now on sale: 50 quicksleeves for $75.last_img read more

Azkals draw with Yemenis, stay on top

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Yemenis proved dangerous on the counter-attack as they exploited the Azkals’ inability to recover defensively off set pieces.Defender Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd of close to 3,000 at Panaad.Phil leveled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out—a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter-attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari.James forged another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Philippine Azkals  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBACOLOD CITY—The Philippines picked a precious point after fighting back from a goal down twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen, Tuesday night in the Asian Cup qualifier at Panaad Stadium here.Brothers Phil and James Younghusband made a memorable return to the stadium where they made their international debuts 12 years ago, scoring in each half as the Azkals stayed on top of the group with seven points, two ahead of the Yemenis, whom they will face on Oct. 10 in Doha, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was a bittersweet result for the brothers in particular as they took delight in the goals they scored, yet felt a tinge of disappointment over their inability to pick up maximum points against a team that struggled to even reach this bustling city.“We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGoalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who produced some spectacular saves at the start of the match and late in stoppage time shared Younghusband’s sentiments.“Slightly disappointed but we need to take the positives out of the game,” said Etheridge. “It’s a draw. It’s not a loss and we keep a good unbeaten record going and we look forward to the next game in Doha next month.” NCAA bans Bolick, 3 others for fracas View commentslast_img read more