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Superluminal neutrinos now 'pseudoscience'?

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  1. Apr 24, 2013 #1
    are the supposed superluminal neutrinos at gran sasso now considered 'pseudoscience'?
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2013 #2

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    The OPERA physicists were certainly doing science with high standards for the scientific method and error analysis. Unfortunately a bad connection in a circuit existed and it took a long time for this problem to be identified. So the result and subsequent correction were not pseudoscience, but were a ordinary example of science and the way that errors are evaluated and corrected.

    If you were to find someone still pointing to the incorrect initial OPERA results as evidence of superluminal propagation, then that would be an example of pseudoscience.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2013 #3
    thank you because my friend still uses that as an example of superluminality. Could you please provide a link to the bad circuit article fzero?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2013 #4

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  6. Apr 24, 2013 #5
    many thanks.
     
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