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(NYPost)   NASA scientists' parallel universe theory doesn't work at all, say lookalike scientists from similarly-named organization we've oddly never heard of before   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Theory, Particle physics, Antarctica, Physics, Science, Universe, possible parallel universe, high-energy particles  
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4 days ago  
Scientists wearing goatees and slit skirts with midriffs showing?
 
4 days ago  
After reading the article, perhaps what these scientists are saying is that while this may not indicate the possibility of time travel or multiversal transmutation, the one thing that we can probably all agree on is that messing around Antarctica with detection equipment IS a path to discovering the lost cities of the Elder Things, awakening fell beings from the depths of space so vast that it would tear the mind to contemplate the lonely vistas that beings older than our Sun beheld, slipped loose from their cryptobiosis to rise, to call to their shoggoth slaves from deep under the earth, to once again build their eldritch technologies to once again challenge the Star Spawn and Mi-Go, to strengthen the shackles on Dread Cthulhu itself, not to save this pitiful world or its people, but to prevent the culling of shoggoths from building the towers in which the Elder Things could once again fly in the face of the Elder Gods, to shatter the skies and back to the dark dimensions that human science now calls "improbable"...
 
4 days ago  
Does this mean I have to shave my goatee?  I never get to have any fun!
 
4 days ago  
Are we sure the neutrinos haven't mutated?
 
4 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: Scientists wearing goatees and slit skirts with midriffs showing?


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I'll be in my bunk.
 
4 days ago  

zimbomba67: Does this mean I have to shave my goatee?  I never get to have any fun!


No.... Have you ever thought of becoming a spy for the Good universe?
 
4 days ago  
Parallel universes are fun but aren't science (nor therefore a "theory") because it isn't knowable. The glass half full viewpoint would be that they also haven't "cast doubt" on such an idea.
 
4 days ago  
No goatees here.

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4 days ago  
Parallel universe? Time flowing backwards? I have a theory about where that's headed...
 
4 days ago  
Occam's Razor: a parallel universe in which time goes backwards, or a terrestrial source of cosmic radiation.

People aren't willing to admit there may have been civilizations in Antarctica, even ignoring extraterrestrial activity, but will explain something so simple and basic with a bunch of hand waiving and scientific jargon.

Can we just say we don't actually know? Please? We don't know what the hell is causing these emissions, and I find it equally fantastical to claim aliens, as a neighboring universe traveling backwards in time (which just so happens to be traveling on the same orbital plane and trajectory as our earth going forward in time 🙄).

If you're going to come at me with some explanation even more unbelievable than ET, you're gonna need a better story.
 
4 days ago  

hubiestubert: After reading the article, perhaps what these scientists are saying is that while this may not indicate the possibility of time travel or multiversal transmutation, the one thing that we can probably all agree on is that messing around Antarctica with detection equipment IS a path to discovering the lost cities of the Elder Things, awakening fell beings from the depths of space so vast that it would tear the mind to contemplate the lonely vistas that beings older than our Sun beheld, slipped loose from their cryptobiosis to rise, to call to their shoggoth slaves from deep under the earth, to once again build their eldritch technologies to once again challenge the Star Spawn and Mi-Go, to strengthen the shackles on Dread Cthulhu itself, not to save this pitiful world or its people, but to prevent the culling of shoggoths from building the towers in which the Elder Things could once again fly in the face of the Elder Gods, to shatter the skies and back to the dark dimensions that human science now calls "improbable"...


Or not.
 
4 days ago  
"suggests the standard laws of physics can't explain the odd phenomenon"

Perhaps the "standard laws" are actually just strong suggestions?  Or maybe it's not so much that they *can't* explain it, but that they just prefer not to.
 
4 days ago  

Stibium: Occam's Razor: a parallel universe in which time goes backwards, or a terrestrial source of cosmic radiation.


Or faulty instruments, faulty examination of the data or a gap in our collective understanding of neutrinos...  from their back-assward universe explanation Ima guess these guys are all neckbeards - they never heard of a Razor.
 
4 days ago  
I think this is a repeat of tomorrow's headline.
 
4 days ago  

SansNeural: Stibium: Occam's Razor: a parallel universe in which time goes backwards, or a terrestrial source of cosmic radiation.

Or faulty instruments, faulty examination of the data or a gap in our collective understanding of neutrinos...  from their back-assward universe explanation Ima guess these guys are all neckbeards - they never heard of a Razor.


I'm loathe to admit faulty measurements without an understanding of the apparatus. It may well be true, but if there is any directionality, that would be as clear as night and day.

Typical detectors would be akin to Geiger counters, a tube that gets ionized and picks up on that, and is omnidirectional. But it is curious that they had these detectors and said that are coming from out of the ground.

It's possible the sensors are made in such a way that they are trying to detect _where_ the cosmic rays are coming from, and thus have a directionality. And that they say the cosmic rays are coming from a reverse direction than anticipated is quite compelling.

Again, that's a lot of assumptions on the instruments. But I want to believe the initial reports of cosmic rays coming out of the ground, even if we don't really know why. That invites much more scientific scrutiny than barely detectable universes traveling in opposition and in the same trajectory as our own. That doesn't even mete with basic physical conservation laws.
 
4 days ago  

Destructor: zimbomba67: Does this mean I have to shave my goatee?  I never get to have any fun!

No.... Have you ever thought of becoming a spy for the Good universe?


If you can get me over there I'm more than willing to spy on the good universe.
 
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Incidentally:  "loath" "meet"
 
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