500 Trillion Experiments doesn’t ‘Settle’ anything in Particle Physics while 40 Observances of Annual Climate apparently Does

Posted by PITHOCRATES - March 1st, 2014

Week in Review

Anyone saying that manmade emissions cause global warming is settled science shows both ignorance and arrogance.  As well as a political agenda.  For there is no such thing as settled science.  Especially when you use computer models to prove your case in the scant 2 decades when it became all the rage with people like Al Gore telling us if we don’t act now the earth will turn to a burnt cinder by Saturday.  But that’s not science.  This is looking at extremely recent events in our planet’s approximately 5 billion year lifespan to determine what is normal for that 5 billion year lifespan.  Or abnormal.

If you like math those 2 decades of global warming handwringing over 20 years of ‘incontrovertible’ evidence amounts to about 0.0000004% of the planet’s life.  Or, if you want to go back all the way to the mid Seventies when the handwringing went from fear of the coming ice age to the fear of global warming (about 40 years) that time period is but 0.0000008% of the planet’s life.  Meaning the current data means nothing.  Because it’s too small of a sample.  No, real science takes a much longer look at empirical data.  And even then it’s still not settled science (see Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery by Douglas Main posted 2/24/2014 on Popular Science).

After working at it for nearly 20 years, scientists at the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab have discovered the last as-yet-unproven way of making this quark–and it only took 500 trillion particle collisions to do it. “It’s a very rare process… and it’s very exciting” to finally witness it, Fermilab physicist Dmitri Denisov told Popular Science.

Under the Standard Model, the theory by which these particles are understood, there should be three ways of producing quarks. The first two had been shown in 1995 and 2008. In the first instance, top quarks were produced by strong nuclear force, by slamming a proton and anti-proton into each other. But in the 2008, and now the 2014 discovery, top quarks were produced in a rare event, via weak nuclear force. The finding helps reinforce the Standard Model, which predicts that quarks can be made by exploiting both types of forces, Denisov said. “It’s important that all forces in nature, strong and weak, equally produce the top quark.”

Now that’s science.  Not like observing annual climate a scant 40 times.  No.  Real scientists conduct an experiment 500 trillion times.  And when you do something 500 trillion times the patterns you see actually mean something.  It’s still not settled science.  But it raises the bar a lot higher for other scientists to disprove this theory in favor of their own.  Even the ‘accepted science’ of the Standard Model is still being questioned.  Which dates back as far as global warming handwringing.  But it’s not settled science.  Despite 500 trillion particle collisions.  The results only reinforce the Standard Model.  Which is all these collisions can do.  Because there is no such thing as settled science.  And anyone claiming anything is settled science is just demonstrating their woeful ignorance.  Or extreme arrogance in their ability to lie to advance a political agenda.

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