New answers tagged


Are future physics discoveries properly categorized as non-standard? They are not, in this site. Discoveries from new experiments is how the present "mainstream physics" expands its theories and any discovery is allowed. View the g-2 discussion here.


Given these premises, are future physics discoveries properly categorized as non-standard? And precisely how do you propose we determine which of the completely whacko theories and the vaguely plausible theories might turn out to have some practical use in the future? Most scientists do not even live long enough to see their theories completely validated or ...


I will answer just the physics-related question here. "New discoveries in physics" typically means either 1) new data from experiments which unexpectedly (or not) furnish new verification of existing physics (for example, the Standard Model or special relativity), 2) new data from experiments containing discrepancies which hint at physics beyond (i....


I voted to close the question (before I was a mod), and I have racked by brain to remember what I was thinking, but I just don't recall. I suspect that I read the question and misunderstood something—so that it just sounded "nutty" (as some of the above comments put it).

Top 50 recent answers are included