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June 11, 2013

Science and Optimism

Filed under: Math, Science, Technology and Environment — pramath @ 4:39 AM

There is space for optimism in science – or science reporting. For example, an excerpt from LA Times about the lightest galaxy found so far.

Here is a not-so-optimistic way they put: (emphasis by me)

It’s unclear whether Segue 2 is simply a strange, miniaturized fossil that never grew into a larger galaxy in a larger dark matter cluster, or whether it’s the remnants of a larger galaxy that’s been shredded by the gravitational pull from the massive Milky Way.”

Here is how an optimist would write:

It remains to be seen whether Segue 2 is simply a strange, miniaturized fossil that never grew into a larger galaxy in a larger dark matter cluster, or whether it’s the remnants of a larger galaxy that’s been shredded by the gravitational pull from the massive Milky Way.”

Yes, it may be clear only after a galactic time – but we can! Can’t we?

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