Cosmological homogeneity has been a dubious assumption since its inception decades ago. It makes the modeling much easier and cosmologists defend it with their usual certainty.

However observational challenges to that assumption have repeatedly arisen in the form of the Sloan Great Wall, the Giant Gamma-Ray Burst Ring and the Large Quasar Group.

Now an arc of galaxies 3 billion light years long has caused the assumption of cosmological homogeneity to come under renewed assault. This structure would be 3 times bigger than allowed by the standard cosmological model and the homogeneity assumption.

Here is an article on the new research: sciencenews.org/article/galaxy-giant-arc-3-billion-light-years-long-cosmology-space

This would be a real game-changer if independently verified. Expect a cosmological battle over this. Stay tuned.

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In spite of overwhelming evidence from the past 17 years, Joe Manchin has this vision of the Republican party cooperating with the Biden administration in a bipartisan effort to right our listing Ship of State.

Anyone with a reasonably objective knowledge of recent politics knows that this is a daffy dream with almost no chance of coming true.

Can being dramatically in the spotlight on major political issues be that intoxicating? Possibly, but a person in their right mind would know that such selfishness would backfire eventually.

No, I suspect dementia.

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"People have to be willing to invest, not in hype, but in true world changing ideas."

Over the past 40 years I have read comments like these by Nobel Prize winners and other influential scientists, especially as string theory, supersymmetry, WIMP fantasies, have come to naught in the last decade.

But show them a bold new paradigm and they look for the easiest way they can summarily dismiss it. When you point out that there is a good refutation for their hastily thought out criticism, they get huffy or just ignore you.

This was the case in the early 1900s, and then came Relativity and QM. We are long overdue for a paradigmatic revolution and it will almost certainly come from outside of, or from the fringes of, academia.

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Revisionist "Quark-Gluon" Plasma Properties.

Regarding the "quark-gluon" plasma "evidence", theoreticians predicted that it would behave like a weakly interacting gas. The RHIC observational evidence says this prediction was WRONG.

The plasma, much to the surprise of theoretical physicists behaved like a "strongly interacting fluid", which is much more like what Discrete Scale Relativity anticipates. Of course, given time the theoretical physicists "adjusted" their model to fit the new data, and now they see it as more confirmation of the "quark" fiction. Another epicycle in their Ptolemaic models.

There is a better way to understand the subatomic realm, and it does not rely on mathematical smoke and mirrors, nor does it need "adjustments". It has stood up to all tests for 40 years: http://www.academia.edu/2917630/Predictions_of_Discrete_Scale_Relativity .

RLO

http://www3.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw

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Another SOS Dump from a theoretical physicist.

Given the dismal record of high energy physics over the last 40 years: string thoery rubbish, supersymmetry rubbish, “WIMPs” rubbish, the "nightmare scenario" ( nothing but a Higgs bozo and very dubious and untestable Higgs field inferences) at the LHC, why do these people think they are qualified to make prophetic pronouncements about the cosmos?

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The USPS does a great deal that is actually useful. It is time to end the gross under-funding, and to get rid of Dumpster Fire Don’s holdovers.

The US Senate under Machiavelli Mitch’s influence has mainly obstructed the hopes and wishes of the majority of Americans. Many senators appear to have failed logic and ethics classes while growing up. They seem to be solely motivated by re-election fund-raising and doing the bidding of the “masters of the universe” who provide those funds in exchange for their being well-behaved senatorial puppets.

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