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Tevatron accelerator yields hints of new particle watch

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13000253

    http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/brea...es-excitement/

    Not that I completely understand it all, but sounds promising and interesting.

    *awaiting for the 5-sigma statistical significance*
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    Cool.
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    I also saw this earlier.
    I am very intrigued about "a new fundamental force of nature".
    We'll await the definite results though.
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    It seems odd, if there were a 5th force, that we wouldn't have noticed it's effects by now... Ah well. Atheists have been getting loud recently, maybe this is God's way of showing science who's boss!
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    Really excited about this.. I do hope it's something completely new...

    Imagine a new force, it could completely change the way we think about the universe..!

    ARGH. I just science romance exploded everywhere.
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    (Original post by Bobifier)
    It seems odd, if there were a 5th force, that we wouldn't have noticed it's effects by now... Ah well. Atheists have been getting loud recently, maybe this is God's way of showing science who's boss!
    He must indeed have "mysterious ways" if his way of putting Atheists in their place and "showing science who's boss" is by furthering scientific understanding.

    It seems to me like a good thing, whether you consider it humankind unravelling the mysteries of the universe, or the mysteries of God's universe. Same thing.
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    (Original post by Bobifier)
    It seems odd, if there were a 5th force, that we wouldn't have noticed it's effects by now... Ah well. Atheists have been getting loud recently, maybe this is God's way of showing science who's boss!
    We can only account for something like 20% of what we know is out there with our current understanding of physics. The idea of a new force is exciting but not totally surprising.
    We can definitely say with more confidence what the universe is like using physics than we can with this god bloke!
 
 
 
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