Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Philosophy Wire: WIMP, Dark Matter, scientific delusions…

forest-night-photography-sky-stars-Favim.com-190897Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-10-31]: The unknown is starting to take shape. The nameless gets named. WIMP is the name you will hear more often in the future when Dark Matter is analyzed… And rest assured that someday there will be experiments that will “find” it… Because when you look for something you always find it... ALWAYS. After all, after you have named a hypothetical particle only a small step separates you from “discovering” it: one single measurement [like this] which has a value near the one you expect suffices for you to start celebrating (see Higgs)…
 
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