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comment Is the standard model so full of holes it is time to start again?
@kleingordon and Danu - you may be right, maybe the theory is just incomplete. But when should we stop trying to make something fit? I would agree it is still early days and the standard model has been very resilient. However, as we make more and more observations that do not fit is there a point when we have to think again? If we went back 150 years I am sure that no one would have thought Newtonian gravitational theory could possibly be challenged, but it was. Human history is littered with examples of theories that made sense, but eventually failed due to improved observation.
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comment Is the standard model so full of holes it is time to start again?
@kleingordon - what evidence for dark matter and dark energy exist that is not based on a contradiction of the standard model?
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comment Is the standard model so full of holes it is time to start again?
@Danu - I do not see the distinction between something 'not built for' and observations that contradict a theory. They are two sides of the same coin. I understand that the question is controversial.
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comment Is the standard model so full of holes it is time to start again?
They are not unanswered questions. They are clear observations that completely counter the theory! I thought that was how science worked? You theorise something, you then observe and see if your theory stacks up. The standard model says this is how we expect galaxies to rotate, we observe them behaving completely differently, but instead of invalidating the model we come up with some "supernatural" material that we can't detect, have no evidence exists, just to keep the maths right?! That, in my opinion, is not how science should work.
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accepted How long will my fridge magnet stay attached to my fridge?
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comment How long will my fridge magnet stay attached to my fridge?
Are you saying that a permanent earth magnet is going to lose its power in a 20 or 30 years? These things have been underground for millennium have they not? Thanks for your answer though...
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comment How can anything ever fall into a black hole as seen from an outside observer?
@daNpiponi read the original question. It is pretty clear from where we are measuring.
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comment How much of the energy from 1 megaton H Bomb explosion could we capture to do useful work?
Awesome answer! Thank you mmc! Full marks from me!
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accepted How much of the energy from 1 megaton H Bomb explosion could we capture to do useful work?
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comment How can anything ever fall into a black hole as seen from an outside observer?
@danpiponi oh dear dan. Do you think that it is just a red shift issue. That the object continues on its way? What about gravitational time dilation? The objects time stops as from the observer. You not be able to see it anymore but gr clearly states the object will slow and will never cross the horizon. Read all the other posts on this page! You appear confused on this issue...