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04-09-2013, 10:24 PM
RE: Dawkins changed my girlfriend
(04-09-2013 02:23 PM)PleaseJesus Wrote:  
Quote:Of course, the difference between gravity and that-other-invisible-unifying-force-that-draws-us-all-together is that gravity actually has evidence for its existence, and the other does not.

We can see the effects caused by the force known commonly as gravity. Now please tell us the empirical evidence for it besides conjectural dark matter, please.


Bro, do you even Dark Matter?

Quote:In astronomy and cosmology, dark matter is a type of matter hypothesized to account for a large part of the total mass in the universe. Dark matter cannot be seen directly with telescopes; evidently it neither emits nor absorbs light or other electromagnetic radiation at any significant level.[1] Instead, its existence and properties are inferred from its gravitational effects on visible matter, radiation, and the large-scale structure of the universe. According to the Planck mission team, and based on the standard model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy.[2][3] Thus, dark matter is estimated to constitute 84.5% of the total matter in the universe and 26.8% of the total content of the universe.


Are you perhaps, in your terrible grasping for straws, looking for the Higgs mechanism?

Quote:In particle physics, the Higgs mechanism is a kind of mass generation mechanism, a process that gives mass to elementary particles. According to this theory, particles gain mass by interacting with the Higgs field that permeates all space. More precisely, the Higgs mechanism endows gauge bosons in a gauge theory with mass through absorption of Nambu–Goldstone bosons arising in spontaneous symmetry breaking.

The simplest implementation of the mechanism adds an extra Higgs field to the gauge theory. The spontaneous symmetry breaking of the underlying local symmetry triggers conversion of components of this Higgs field to Goldstone bosons which interact with (at least some of) the other fields in the theory, so as to produce mass terms for (at least some of) the gauge bosons. This mechanism may also leave behind elementary scalar (spin-0) particles, known as Higgs bosons.

In the Standard Model, the phrase "Higgs mechanism" refers specifically to the generation of masses for the W±, and Z weak gauge bosons through electroweak symmetry breaking.[1] The Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced results consistent with the Higgs particle on July 4, 2012 but stressed that further testing is needed to confirm the Standard Model.


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04-09-2013, 10:42 PM
RE: Dawkins changed my girlfriend
I don't know how we got from ex-catholic girlfriends to the Higgs boson.

No wait!

I get the connection...



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