Tuesday, April 19, 2005

One Story That's Guaranteed To Change...

...Sometimes I wonder why they even report these stories. Speculation on the details of the Big Bang, and the state of matter a fraction of a second some 13 billion years ago, seems frivolous at best:
Link: For a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang that scientists say gave rise to the universe, all matter was in the form of this liquid, called a quark-gluon plasma, the researchers said. "We have a new state of matter," said Sam Aronson, associate laboratory director for high-energy and nuclear physics at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
I'm no physicist, but who's going to prove this guy wrong? And us lay-folk just lap up these stories and shake our head in wonderment. In a few months we'll have another story that contradicts this story, and we'll all just be amazed again.