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(Quanta Magazine)   Sorry Einstein, God does appear to play dice with the universe. He uses 4-sided dice, and they're loaded   (quantamagazine.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Universe, General relativity, Galaxy, Gravitation, Big Bang, Left-handedness, Dark matter, Cosmic microwave background radiation  
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2022-12-07 1:42:35 PM  
4-sided dice, eh?

So it really was a Wizard who did it!
 
2022-12-07 1:56:09 PM  
A god sharted
Then a universe was started
 
2022-12-07 2:08:12 PM  
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2022-12-07 2:09:56 PM  
Our side of the universe is left handed.  It's nothing to be ashamed of.
 
2022-12-07 2:14:54 PM  
So Sheldon and Amy were right?

/no idea what the plot actually was, just noticed "asymmetry"
 
2022-12-07 2:30:01 PM  
Riiiiiiiight. This totally is NOT a case of humans seeing shapes where none exist. Nope. Not at all.


And there is a really, REALLY good reason why they just happened to connect in such a way which will be explained right after this SMOKEBOMB
 
2022-12-07 2:44:20 PM  
I'm kind of amazed we think we have enough data on A MILLION galaxies to play connect the dots with them in groups of 4 and proclaim anything.

Seems like there's a lot of ways to bunch things up, and then having confidence that this way is meaningful... And the data behind that... is incredible.
 
2022-12-07 2:55:22 PM  
Maybe our observable universe just orbits in a larger structure and the direction of travel relative to that larger structure leads to the apparent asymmetry.

Or maybe they didn't do it right.

As a math/CS guy, if you need me to do analysis on a million points that contain distances, I could come up with all sorts of answers in short order.  Throw statistics at it, and you can get answers, but maybe not right ones.
 
2022-12-07 3:17:07 PM  
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Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man...
 
2022-12-07 3:18:57 PM  
You gently caress the Devil's shoulders. He is uncomfortable.
 
2022-12-07 3:21:14 PM  
FYI - Chien-Shiung Wu whose experiments all started this was denied a Nobel prize, while her male colleagues got one.
 
2022-12-07 3:22:40 PM  
I'm giving these out for CRITmas.  This thread seemed like a good place to share.
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2022-12-07 3:33:31 PM  

Explodo: Maybe our observable universe just orbits in a larger structure and the direction of travel relative to that larger structure leads to the apparent asymmetry.

Or maybe they didn't do it right.

As a math/CS guy, if you need me to do analysis on a million points that contain distances, I could come up with all sorts of answers in short order.  Throw statistics at it, and you can get answers, but maybe not right ones.


You are giving me bubble sort flashbacks!
 
2022-12-07 3:59:26 PM  
Praying Dude: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

God: Roll Wisdom check first while I check something... *Rolls 4D4*

Praying Dude : *Rolls 1D20* Ummm.... 1... is that good?

God: He he he... yeah... *Rolls 20D4* ... While trying to cross the street for the sale at the pastry stand you get hit by Truck-Kun and Isakied in to a new life as an enchanted cucumber on the world of Blue Oysteria.

Music: Dun dun dun dun da dunnnn!
 
2022-12-07 5:47:07 PM  

McGrits: Explodo: Maybe our observable universe just orbits in a larger structure and the direction of travel relative to that larger structure leads to the apparent asymmetry.

Or maybe they didn't do it right.

As a math/CS guy, if you need me to do analysis on a million points that contain distances, I could come up with all sorts of answers in short order.  Throw statistics at it, and you can get answers, but maybe not right ones.

You are giving me bubble sort flashbacks!


The only bubblesort flashback I have is digging into a chunk of code to figure out WTF was causing a slowdown... and discovering that monstrity at it's heart.  "Easy to code" is it's only feature.
 
2022-12-07 5:59:51 PM  
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2022-12-08 12:32:36 PM  
Just like with geese in a V.    More galaxies on that side.
 
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