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Are Cosmologists Fooling Themselves?

In Cosmology by Brian Koberlein4 Comments

When you get a result you expect, you’re less likely to examine that result closely. This confirmation bias happens to the best of us, so how do we know that our scientific results are valid? How do we know we aren’t just fooling ourselves?

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Another Brick in the Wall

In Cosmology by Brian Koberlein0 Comments

When we look out into the universe, we can see a cosmic background of microwaves in all directions. It’s the thermal remnant of the big bang, but it also serves as a wall beyond which we cannot see. Until now.