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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    No they haven't, there was a miscalculation on their part.
    It was a loose optical cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    It was a loose optical cable.
    WHICH LED TO A MISCALCULATION

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    Ideally, science should be a means for getting a more solid perspective on things, and having more pieces to integrate into theoretical models. But then again, we don't have all of the information given to us empirically, nor do we even know if what we're seeing is accurate. The truth may very well involve abstract and metaphysical parts that take more imagination to perceive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    WHICH LED TO A MISCALCULATION
    Semantics. I just wanted to distinguish it from the reason I linked in the thread, which was unambiguously a calculation error.

    Like @Coriolis said. This is an example of science at work. Science is naturally skeptical of its own results.

    We can debate "reality" and "truth" forever. The reality of science is the same as the practical reality we observe with our senses, aided greatly by equipment of our design. The reasoning is the same as our everyday reasoning about the physical reality, aided greatly by years of training.

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
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    "[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
    "[P]etabytes of [] data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield

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