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The say of the week April 18, 2007

Posted by dorigo in humor, physics, politics, science.
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“Cosmologists are often wrong, but never in doubt”

Lev Landau

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1. Kea - April 18, 2007

Goodness, Tommaso, you are treading boldly now. What will people think of the respectable physicists at CERN?

2. island - April 20, 2007

The experimentalist who mentored me told me that cosmology was the only field that had more theories than cosmologists.

What an understatement!

3. Thomas D - April 24, 2007

Jesus, this is getting to be an old and tiresome joke. Perhaps cosmology has changed a little since Landau died?

4. island - April 24, 2007

Uh huh… about like when they conclude that WMAP *proves* that rapid inflation is a fact, rather than a semi-supported theoretical speculation, because the observations support some of its predictions.

That’s PROOF, I tell ya!

5. dorigo - April 24, 2007

Hi Thomas,

I think cosmology might change a lot while cosmologists remain the same… That is part of the point made by the sentence.

Cheers,
T.


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