Saturday, March 17, 2012

Slow Neutrinos

This time the neutrinos are found not to travel faster than light.

Science has a reputation to defend. How come so many people started taking this stuff seriously - including real particle physicists? And, in the first place, did the original team that published the faster than light neutrino results not realize what they were doing? Science is indeed about checks and balances and it is also about getting things wrong but there are limits. Now that the matter has come to a conclusion it will be only be natural if some heads roll. Science has a reputation to defend.