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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Global Warming is more like a Religion than a Science for we must Accept Everything they Tell us on Faith

Posted by PITHOCRATES - December 10th, 2011

Week in Review

We may be on the brink of something great.  Or at another dead end (see What if there is no Higgs boson? by Lisa Grossman posted 12/9/2011 on New Scientist).

Rumour has it they have found hints of the Higgs at a mass of 125 gigaelectronvolts, about 133 times the mass of a proton. What is known for sure, though, is that researchers from the LHC’s main detectors, ATLAS and CMS, will separately present the past year’s worth of data from the proton collider. That represents more than 300 trillion high-speed particle collisions, more than twice the amount of data reported at a conference in August. That is still not enough data to be able to rule the Higgs definitively in or out, but it should be enough to show hints of the Higgs if it exists in the mass range that had previously not been scrutinised.

Now this is science.  They have data from more than 300 trillion high-speed particle collisions and it’s still not enough to prove anything.  But it may give them a ‘hint’ that the Higgs Boson may cross over from the world of theoretical physics to the world of experimental physics.  Proven again and again by their peers throughout the world.  Those with access to large particle accelerators, that is.  But if they don’t see this ‘hint’ then they may discard their model.  And start all over with a different model.

“If we witness a lack of events in the full mass range, then clearly we will start disfavouring the presence of the standard model Higgs boson in LHC data,” says CMS spokesperson Guido Tonelli. “To really exclude it we would need additional data. But if in this amount of data we don’t see any indication that something is happening, the most likely hypothesis is that we have to look for another solution…”

“It’s the job of theoretical physicists to game out all the different possibilities, so that the experimentalists have all the tools that they need when they eventually discover or don’t discover whatever it is the LHC will or will not reveal,” says Ellis.

You see, physicists are real scientists.  You can tell by how they experiment and analyze the crap out of the resulting data.  And their experiments have included up to 300 trillion high-speed particle collisions.  That’s ‘trillion’ with a ‘t’.  Which is a lot.

Interestingly you don’t read anything like this in the global warming ‘scientific’ community.  We don’t hear about data compiled from trillions of experiments.  What we hear are the same things we hear from Al Gore.  A politician.  Who talks politics.  Not science.

And we never hear them questioning their models.  As if their models were not hypothesized by man.  But handed down by God.  And are beyond questioning.  Like a sacred religious text.  You know, when you think about it, global warming is more like a religion than a science.  Because we’re never allowed to question the ‘science’.  But must accept everything they tell us on faith.  Just like in a religion.

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