RTH10260 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:43 pm
Creationists are ecstatic that science capitulates...
THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
BY HANNAH OSBORNE ON 10/25/17 AT 9:11 AM
The universe as we know it should not exist, scientists working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have said.
After performing the most precise experiments on antiprotons that have ever been carried out, researchers have discovered a symmetry in nature that they say just shouldn’t be possible.
One of the big questions about the universe is how the first matter formed after the Big Bang. Because particles and antiparticles annihilate one another when they come into contact, if there were exactly equal measures of both, the universe wouldn’t exist—at least not in the form we see it today. As such, there must be an imbalance between particles and antiparticles, even if it is only by the tiniest fraction.
But this is not the case. All experiments designed to find this asymmetry have come up blank. This is also true of the latest, which were recently carried out at CERN by an international team of researchers. The findings from the BASE (Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment) are published in the journal Nature.
http://www.newsweek.com/universe-should ... ver-692500
Sometimes I think that laymen should not be allowed to write headlines for scientific stories.
When your experiments "come up blank", that suggests that your underlying theory (in this case, the Big Bang cosmology) is wrong. For any true scientist, finding out your are wrong is exciting -- it means you are about to learn something. Instead of presenting the failure to find anti-symmetry as something that advances our understanding of the universe -- the epitome of scientific progress -- it's being played as exactly the opposite. All to bolster a tired old theory that has too many parallels to the way epicycles were used to prop up the geocentric model of the solar system for my taste.
To be clear, I think the experimentalists at CERN have done a great job -- they came up with an extremely sensitive test of a necessary condition for the Big Bang cosmology. They found no sign of it. That means one of only a few things:
- The experiment was flawed - the odds of this are vanishingly small.
- The experiment wasn't sensitive enough to detect the asymmetry - which means that the asymmetry is smaller than the Big Bang predicts* (falsifying the current model) or the model doesn't predict the degree of asymmetry (meaning the testable hypothesis of the model is essentially useless).
* Otherwise it would have predicted that this experiment would find nothing.
- There is no asymmetry - Which would mean that the Big Bang theory is wrong.
In other words, this result is extremely powerful evidence that the Big Bang never happened. Which is an extraordinarily strong scientific position to take against creationists, in my opinion.
This goes for everyone about everything and is literally and unequivocally true in science:
When you are certain you are right, it is certain that you are wrong.
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