13 July 2006

Constantly inconstants

Here we have a number of scientists checking universal “constants” like proton/electron mass ratio, light-velocity & String theory values — & finding them a bit wobbly.

As you would expect, there is much verbal cacophony amongst scientists at the prospect of having their physics “centre-lines” jiggled about but if this settles at all well, astro-based science will have learned a lot of new, useful & predictive information.

Perhaps think of the changes as “growing pains” which might untangle some old confusion and conflicts. No pain, no gain; no guts, no glory. Easy for me to say because my science career ain’t dangling in the breeze based on the outcome.

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