Rumor News June 18, 2007Posted by gordonwatts in physics.
A fairly decent article on the rumor appeared. It is written by Wired (but I could only find it on ABC news). I was alerted to this by T’s comments in my previous post. It actually tries to address what a statistical fluctuation means, and finishes up with the following paragraph:
Whatever the final outcome, the weeks of rumors and response say more about the sociology of science than about science itself. The hard physics will come only when (and if) data is released, and the business of testing, interpreting and re-analyzing begins.
Hear! Hear! Worth a read.