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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   ( 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 3:21:14 PM  
5 votes:
FYI - Chien-Shiung Wu whose experiments all started this was denied a Nobel prize, while her male colleagues got one.
2022-12-07 2:30:01 PM  
4 votes:
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  
3 votes:
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  
2 votes:
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 1:56:09 PM  
1 vote:
A god sharted
Then a universe was started

/Chief Meme Curator
2022-12-07 2:14:54 PM  
1 vote:
So Sheldon and Amy were right?

/no idea what the plot actually was, just noticed "asymmetry"
2022-12-07 3:17:07 PM  
1 vote:
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Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man...
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