Monday, November 14, 2011

Finally conCERNed About Facts

  1. Some time ago, CERN announced they had clocked neutrinos moving faster than light.
  2. They were uncomfortable with those results, so were asking other labs to try to confirm or refute these results.
  3. CERN has now announced that they will also be running the experiment again to try to confirm or disprove their earlier conclusions.
Firstly, I suppose I should give them credit for realizing that neutrinos shouldn't be going faster than light and wanting to look into why they got those results.
Secondly, I should probably give then credit for asking other scientists at other labs to look into their results and try to replicate the experiment.
Thirdly, they should be roundly criticized and upbraided for only now deciding they might want to give their own experiment a second go, to see if the results are the same.

What kind of lab runs an experiment one time and then tells the world the results? The next thing you know, they'll be handicapping the likelihood of finding the Higgs boson before Christmas. Oh wait, they've already done that.

Looking at the points above, it appears that Meatloaf is in charge at CERN - they think that "two out of three ain't bad."

Posted by Procrustes 17

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