One of those baffling puzzles attempted to be solved with various expensive devices is explaining how equal amounts of matter and antimatter that was supposedly produced in the big bang. The major reason why this has been obstacle is because matter and antimatter annihilate each other. So with nothing left, basically all you have is energy going out into all directions which puts on damper on the evolutionary story. Labeled a work in progress, cosmologists have been hoping to discover some mechanism for asymmetry!
Experiments conducted at the collisions at the Tevatron and Large Hadron Colliders in Illinois and CERN, now claim they have found the answer. Space.com reported…
“…This latest experiment came up with an unbalanced ratio of matter to antimatter that goes beyond the imbalance predicted by the Standard Model. Specifically, physicists discovered a 1 percent difference between pairs of muons and antimuons that arise from the decay of particles known as B mesons.”
The researchers have claimed that this bias is 40 times larger than what the Standard Model predicts. A moving model is not one would call; standard but rather just the opposite. Plus, there are major flaws with this conclusion, Adrian Cho commentary indicates an experiment loaded with so much interpretation on statistical data that it makes it very difficult to discern where observational data ends and where the theory actually begins.
“So when a team reported last week that certain particles showed a huge matter-antimatter asymmetry, physicists—and the front page of The New York Times—took note, as it could be a sign of new particles. But the marginal result could be a fluke, and theorists say it’s difficult to explain why the effect is so big in this study and so small in earlier work on related particles.”
Not only that, but he believes further testing is needed with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where it feeds a detector named LHCb that’s designed to study B mesons. Unlike the media which almost always gives these alleged findings a pass, Adrian Cho does take a cautious approach to what was concluded in the experiment.
David Berlinski’s wrote an excellent essay called, The State of the Matter. Even though Berlinski is not a creationist, nor in the intelligent design movement, he’s very good at exposing the scientific pretensions which run rampant in today’s research in science.
In his essay he states…
“What implications in all this for the grand narrative of our times? Where do the arrows of explanation in the end point?”
“The plain truth—no trivial thing, of course—is that no one knows. It is odd and remarkable that in the face of theories that have proven inconclusive such as string theory, physicists that they must at once change the standards by which their theories are judged.”
“When it is not possible to argue the facts, lawyers quite understand, then it is necessary to argue the law. In this the physicists have unwittingly drawn close to doctrines that previously they had rejected as frivolous. But neither physicists disposed radically to change the law, nor physicists disposed radically to reject the change, have made arguments that have persuaded the other side.”
“And if they cannot persuade one another, surely it is unreasonable for either side to expect that they have persuaded us.”