Thursday, March 06, 2008

Five Year Mission

After a very long wait, Year 5 results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe have been released. We can test Theory's predictions with the data:

$\Omega$b is the proportion of baryonic matter-the protons, neutrons and electrons that humans are made of.

$\Omega$b = 4.6 +/- 0.2% (Prediction = 4.507034%)

$\Omega$m is the proportion of other mass, the "dark" mass that surrounds the galaxies in haloes and sheets between them.

$\Omega$m = 23.3 +/- 1.3% (Prediction = 23.87%)

The remainder was once called "dark energy," but bloggers like Steinn now say "No Clue." Hint: Look at the voids between sheets of galaxies. The vast majority of the Universe is contained within those voids, and they are far from empty.

Remainder = 72.1 +/- 1.5% (Prediction = 71.62%)

The 4.507034% prediction was published (after a very long wait) in the very short paper of 2004. This slide was prepared for the London conference a year ago. As we can see, predictions match the data for all three parameters within less than half a standard deviation. There are no error bars for a prediction, for mathematics allows us to calculate as many decimal places as we like. These results, and their close fit with the predictions, show why a better Theory of the Universe is slowly spreading.

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Blogger Kea said...

Excellent results, as expected. Like good professionals, we would like to falsify your Theory, but the data is not cooperating.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blabbady blah blah! What!?!

Please, dumb down your site for the rest of us. I really want to know why this high priced TAX paid stuff is worth the TAX money.

Come brainiac, WOW me!


8:01 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

For Kea: It may be a while before history realises that somebody predicted these numbers on the nose. Your post on this subject was good too.

For steve: All this can be predicted (with no tax money) from some very simple equations that a child could learn. The high-priced spacecraft just verifies the prediction. This work will lead to a better understanding our planet and even its long-term climate. It may lead to sources of energy that make nuclear power look crude. An upcoming post will review the history of this work.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder, how can this work lead to better understanding of our planet`s long-term climate (ice ages and before them?).


8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh, thanks dude. I really enjoy gleaning what I can. I dont pretend to play a braniac on TV, but I do LOVE science.

I like that you explained this to, back to my bear skins and flint axes (spock)


If your work can, as you say lead to a new means of energy production, then you sir are on the front lines against the islamic-terror war as much as any trooper. If you could get us to not have to give money to the killers in saudi arabia then you would be hailed a national hero!

8:31 AM  

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