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    Default Fermi gamma ray telescope team gives up



    on finding alternatives to dark matter as the signal from the MW center

    Envisaging the invisible | The Economist

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    Default Re: Fermi gamma ray telescope team gives up

    Great article. I have to say, the highlight is that there is actually someone named "Dr Goodenough". So....many....jokes...
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    Default Re: Fermi gamma ray telescope team gives up

    Quote Originally Posted by omeek View Post
    Great article. I have to say, the highlight is that there is actually someone named "Dr Goodenough". So....many....jokes...
    One thinks of unmentionable names from the 007 movie series, at least I do......

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    Default Re: Fermi gamma ray telescope team gives up

    HA! That was what I thought too. Especially since, just yesterday, I was reading a list of Bond villains and bond women names and was chuckling (I'll never fully 'grow up').

    Another thing I thought was interesting is that, for me anyway, I never really run across those articles where the scientists end up throwing in the towel. It seems everything I read is only about the successes so, this was kind of a cool thing that makes it apparent they are (obviously) not always successful in their studies.

    I am sure there are a lot of unsuccessful studies but, I don't really ever seem to read about those.
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    Default Re: Fermi gamma ray telescope team gives up

    Quote Originally Posted by omeek View Post
    HA! That was what I thought too. Especially since, just yesterday, I was reading a list of Bond villains and bond women names and was chuckling (I'll never fully 'grow up').

    Another thing I thought was interesting is that, for me anyway, I never really run across those articles where the scientists end up throwing in the towel. It seems everything I read is only about the successes so, this was kind of a cool thing that makes it apparent they are (obviously) not always successful in their studies.

    I am sure there are a lot of unsuccessful studies but, I don't really ever seem to read about those.
    It just doesn't get published that way. When a result is published that is successfully challenged by a second paper, the authors of the first paper rarely issue a formal retraction. Folks who know the literature just discount the result of the original study in light of the second study. So a press release or article might happen (as in this case) but in most cases it is just passed over in silence. The rule is caveat lector. And I'm not talking about Hannibal. Scientists have egos too.....

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