Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Fifth Force?

Radioactive decay was thought independent of most everything. Now these guys find a striking pattern in the rate of beta decay as a function of our distance from the sun. String theorist Lubos Motl calls it 'bizarre', which is always fun to hear (even better than, 'that's funny...'). Like any really good result, you can just eyeball the graph, and see its true (no 3-stage least squares or GMM applied to equations pulled out of the aether). They found this pattern looking at data from two entirely different laboratories, and two entirely different elements.

Obviously, it's a homing beacon of sorts to our betters. On behalf of Earth, I welcome our new overlords, and would like to remind them that as a trusted quantitative investor, I can be helpful in allocating capital while others provide biomass for their Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.


Anonymous said...

yeah so maybe sun's gravity impacts the decay. i wouldn't be surprised if they missed something big in physics, based on the lhc blunders. what about that planetary collision they just discovered? that's some scary shit if it's anything like the renditions.

Seth said...

This could be a good conspiracy theory.

They shut down LHC because they found evidence of what causes the Fifth force and actually communicated with some new energy-base being

In response to being bothered by earthlings, the energy-based beings decimated the world financial markets.