Mankind 'shortening the universe's life'

Atomic Fireball

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Mankind 'shortening the universe's life'


The damaging allegations are made by Profs Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and James Dent of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, who suggest that by making this observation in 1998 we may have caused the cosmos to revert to an earlier state when it was more likely to end. "Incredible as it seems, our detection of the dark energy may have reduced the life-expectancy of the universe," Prof Krauss tells New Scientist.

But the bad is that quantum theory says that whenever we observe or measure something, we could stop it decaying due what is what is called the "quantum Zeno effect," which suggests that if an "observer" makes repeated, quick observations of a microscopic object undergoing change, the object can stop changing - just as a watched kettle never boils.
Well all this goes without saying, but... wait what?
 

THE FEZ MAN

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oh no, the sky is falling, cats and dogs living together
 

abudabit

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Can these guys have their Ph.d.'s revoked for this nonsense?
 

Xyn

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Revoke their Ph.d.'s and give one of them to Mr. Bennington. He just refuses to be tested.
 

MrAbovePar

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Revoke their Ph.d.'s and give one of them to Mr. Bennington. He just refuses to be tested.
Sound thinking. For all we know Bennington can be a genius but if we test him we would disturb the genius. Bravo.