Monday, May 09, 2005

Science Report: Sure, Kick Out That Leg Too

Scientists may be closing in on proof that physics constant might not be so constant after all:

But skeptics, citing observations that contradict the claim that alpha is changing, are plentiful -- and even the pro-change claimants are being cautious, partly because there's so much at risk. The notion that the laws of physics are eternal and unchanging is one of the ground-floor assumptions of everyday life -- when you drop a ball, for example, you expect it to fall, not to rise -- and no one wants to abandon that assumption unless they've got compelling reasons.
Are you kidding? You can't go changing the laws of physics on a gal. Unfair. Yet fascinating.

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