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March 7, 2017

No Proton Decay Means Grand Unification Must Wait

Without proton decay, the evidence that the forces that govern elementary particles today are actually splinters of a single “grand unified” force is purely circumstantial:
The three forces seem to converge to the same strengths when extrapolated to high energies, and their mathematical structures suggest inclusion in a larger whole, much as the shape of Earth’s continents hint at the ancient supercontinent Pangea. “You have these fragments and they fit together so perfectly,” Barr said. “Most people think it can’t be an accident.” | Quanta Magazine<

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 7, 2017 11:53 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This is on a par with studying outsie navel decay which leaves behind lint-ridden insies.
Adam and Eve, reputedly navel-less, produced a world of nut cases. That's why you're reading this nonsense.
As Brother Theodore would say, 'If I hadn't been insane I'd have gone mad long ago.'
It's comforting to long for the familiar good old daze.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 7, 2017 3:02 PM

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