.. may the forces be with you (Dale, Bobbapink)
Posted by Eudaemonic Pie on Jan 26, 2002 at 11:54
Re: P.S. Supporting article from nature (Dale)
Bobba, what I meant was how/whether the scientists themselves had any uncertainties their method truly isolated the force of gravity out from the other fundamental forces (see Dale's comments)? – and if they had such prepublication uncertainties, whether their uncertainties were concealed rather than expressed in popular media coverage?
It's standard for scientists to harbor at least a few uncertainties about the meaning of their data due to the method by which data is collected.
In addition to Dale's questions, I had another one: whether/how this newly observed neutron energy (1.41x 10^(-12) electronvolts) might/might not be a constant (thus producing differing distances of "jumps") at higher levels of energy?
After Bobba's reply to me, I went back and re-read the article. Doh. I discovered that I had missed this note on first reading: that "the team still has to confirm this." My fault.
Dale's note framing the question in the context of black holes put us into a position to learn the answer to the discrete/continuous effects of gravity, but there, the observers may not affect the observed so much as have all their knowledge die with them in a giant black hole sucking sound mightier and more fatal than the sucking sound of any federal deficit.
- Sometimes you just have to think your way out of that blackhole Dale 26/1 12:39 (0)
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