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(Guardian)   Has the problem of Dark Energy been solved by Massive Gravity? Once we get the gravitational wave telescopes up and running, then we'll know for sure. Maybe we should get Space Farce involved   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, General relativity, Universe, Dark matter, Prof Claudia de Rham, Physical cosmology, De Rham, inward tug of gravity, latest acknowledgement of the breakthrough  
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2020-01-26 6:34:32 AM  
16 votes:

syrynxx: Dark Energy is shiate too.  Just call it "Stuff we don't understand" and have a bit of self-respect.  Morons.


Yes, we should just call it "stuff we don't understand." Only there's lots of things we don't understand, so we should get a little more specific. So we can call it "the stuff we don't understand because we don't have much direct evidence for it but which we can infer causes the acceleration we can observe but don't understand."

Only that's a mouthful and would be very hard to write over and over again, and fortunately we have a term for "stuff that causes acceleration": energy. So we could maybe refine your idea by calling it "the energy we don't understand because we don't have much direct evidence for it."

Even that's a bit long though. Maybe we could take a page from historians, though, who sometimes refer to various historical periods we don't understand very well due to a lack of direct evidence as "dark" ages.

So we could maybe refine your idea a bit more by calling it "dark" "energy" then.

I don't know why those moron scientists don't follow your lead and do that.
 
2020-01-26 11:08:10 AM  
15 votes:

FarkaDark: dryknife: Arguing about physics on Fark is stoopid, when there are "I lahk hur, she purdy" comments needing to be made.

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You mean like
I'd teach her the meaning of Plank's Constant
/I am so shameful


So you are saying that your penis is a Planck length long?
 
2020-01-26 8:17:10 AM  
10 votes:

syrynxx: In Einstein's version, gravitons are assumed to be massless.

This is complete shiate.  Gravitons are part of the standard model attempt to reconcile quantum mechanics with Einstein's general relativity, which had no particle interactions.

Dark Energy is shiate too.  Just call it "Stuff we don't understand" and have a bit of self-respect.  Morons.


Oh man, imagine if Fark had a downvote option. Lucky you.
 
2020-01-26 12:47:12 PM  
7 votes:

dsmith42: So you are saying that your penis is a Planck length long?


Not really a factor if he's only going to last Planck time anyway.
 
2020-01-26 12:29:08 PM  
7 votes:

dsmith42: FarkaDark: dryknife: Arguing about physics on Fark is stoopid, when there are "I lahk hur, she purdy" comments needing to be made.

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You mean like
I'd teach her the meaning of Plank's Constant
/I am so shameful

So you are saying that your penis is a Planck length long?


Did I not mention shameful?
 
2020-01-26 10:03:01 AM  
7 votes:

dryknife: Arguing about physics on Fark is stoopid, when there are "I lahk hur, she purdy" comments needing to be made.

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You mean like
I'd teach her the meaning of Plank's Constant
/I am so shameful
 
2020-01-26 3:39:43 PM  
5 votes:

LewDux: Can theory work without a glitch and still be wrong?


I have a theory that I'm not sleeping with Alison Brie because she's too shy to call me.
 
2020-01-26 5:45:29 AM  
5 votes:
There's a joke in here somewhere involving Massive Attack and Gravity Kills
 
2020-01-26 7:16:03 PM  
2 votes:

FarkaDark: dryknife: Arguing about physics on Fark is stoopid, when there are "I lahk hur, she purdy" comments needing to be made.

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You mean like
I'd teach her the meaning of Plank's Constant
/I am so shameful


You think a theoretical physicist needs to be taught the meaning of Planck's constant?
 
2020-01-27 9:51:18 AM  
1 vote:

Gordon Bennett: FarkaDark: dryknife: Arguing about physics on Fark is stoopid, when there are "I lahk hur, she purdy" comments needing to be made.

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You mean like
I'd teach her the meaning of Plank's Constant
/I am so shameful

You think a theoretical physicist needs to be taught the meaning of Planck's constant?


Well she might know about it butt has yet to experience it.
 
2020-01-26 7:37:43 PM  
1 vote:

Gordon Bennett: FarkaDark: dryknife: Arguing about physics on Fark is stoopid, when there are "I lahk hur, she purdy" comments needing to be made.

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You mean like
I'd teach her the meaning of Plank's Constant
/I am so shameful

You think a theoretical physicist needs to be taught the meaning of Planck's constant?


I case you missed it they are talking about a theoretical physicist, with decades of education, who is part of a team that might have been smart enough to modify freaking Einstein, like she is a piece of meat.

Assessing her as a person does not appear to be high on the agenda.
 
2020-01-26 6:28:54 PM  
1 vote:

t3knomanser: Guildmaster: because we've never measured it outside of our gravity well in our solar system.

We haven't "measured" c. We've derived it, mathematically. It just so happens that photons propagate at c. The speed of light doesn't define c, c defines the speed of light.


Photons, and pirates.
 
2020-01-26 4:30:21 PM  
1 vote:

Wave Of Anal Fury: syrynxx: Dark Energy is shiate too.  Just call it "Stuff we don't understand" and have a bit of self-respect.  Morons.

Speaking of morons, every scientist I've heard talk about dark energy says it's just a placeholder for something we don't understand yet.  Same with dark matter.

Moron.


I don't think it (Dark Energy and Matter) is a placeholder.

I think it is evidence that the models are wrong.

Much like Mercury's orbit was evidence that Newton was wrong, these two kludges being inserted to balance equations is proof the Einstein and the current Standard Model is wrong. I suspect that we aren't going to suddenly discover what is behind Dark Matter and Energy, we are going to build a better model and there won't be dark anything anymore.

It would be nice if they could wrap this up in my lifetime. Out of the box thinking which focuses on the nature of gravity is probably a good place to start.
 
2020-01-26 1:49:01 PM  
1 vote:
"If it does, gravitational rainbows would exist..."

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(That's Thomas Pynchon, author of Gravity's Rainbow.)
 
2020-01-26 8:03:35 AM  
1 vote:

PainInTheASP: Dark energy is God playing hockey with the observable universe. Prove me wrong.


As with all things... prove yourself correct first.
 
2020-01-26 7:15:51 AM  
1 vote:
Dark energy is God playing hockey with the observable universe. Prove me wrong.
 
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