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A challenge to the symmetry of laws of physics

  1. Sep 11, 2009 #1
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  3. Sep 12, 2009 #2


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    Ugh that's a horrifyingly bad title. Defies the laws of physics? I'm sorry, but no. We just managed to catch it before it died.

    And the article? Wow. That's absolutely ridiculous. One in 2000 chance of finding it? I'm sorry, but no. You can't just divide the expected remaining lifetime by the current lifetime and get a probability out. It doesn't work that way. The fact is that we've detected many hundreds of planets so far, and we're going to be detecting many thousands more over the next few years. A great number of them are going to be 'unusual' in some respect or another.
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