from BBC News:
Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.
Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that must have occurred just fractions of a second after everything came into being.
It takes the form of a distinctive twist in the oldest light detectable with telescopes. Read more:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26605974
The findings will be analyzed carefully, but already there is talk of Nobel prizes. (What! I thought scientists were above speculating and jumping to wild conclusions – wouldn’t it be best to wait and see if it is bullshit?)
“This is spectacular,” commented Prof Marc Kamionkowski, from Johns Hopkins University.
“I’ve seen the research; the arguments are persuasive, and the scientists involved are among the most careful and conservative people I know,” he told BBC News (sic).
The breakthrough was announced by an American team working on a project known as BICEP2.
This has been using a telescope at the South Pole to make detailed observations of a small patch of sky.
The aim has been to try to find a residual marker for “inflation” – the idea that the cosmos experienced an exponential growth spurt in its first trillionth, of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second, i.e. it grew from the size of a gnat fart to the size of a marble. Scientists have never been troubled overmuch by reality.
Now I don’t know what you make of this but when I heard a headline on BBC TV News that said, “Big Bang Theory Was Always Just That – A Theory. Until Now” before going into this story, I thought, “Now hang on a minute, how many times have I argued with First Church Of Scientism disciples in my threads that Big Bang is a theory while they insisted that Big Bang had been proved beyond doubt and if I refused to believe it that proved I’m a young earth creationist.
And now I find it was a theory all along. And still is – take a look at the language of this latest “proof” (which is actually nothing more than another batch of subjective interpretations of data).
“Researchers believe”;”the evidence is persuasive”;
In other words Bayesean inference played a big part in helping these people see in their data the answer they most wanted to see.
Now follow the link above and read the POS in the press release to gain some scientific understanding that what this is really all about is blinding everyone by throwing pseudoscientific bullshit in our faces in order to keep the research grants flowing. They have found theoretical proof of one of the theories that is cited as proof of some of Albert Einstein’s theories (who was honest enough to recognise that his “thought experiments were just that). as I said scientists have never been troubled overmuch by reality.
What really motivates scientists of course is the fear that one day the world will catch on to what a lying, cheating bunch of con artists they are, and instead of being handed shitloads of cash for sitting around university faculties wanking all day they will have to go out into the real world and get some honest work done.