Posted: Mar 25, 2014 10:54 am
by Made of Stars
Cosmologists have published a paper casting nasturtiums on the BICEP2 findings, as reported in Universe Today.

I like the reporter's closing remark:

Jason Major wrote:And so, for better or worse (just kidding — it’s definitely better) this is how science works and how science is supposed to work. A claim is presented, and, regardless of how attractive its implications may be, it must stand up to any other possibilities before deemed the decisive winner. It’s not a popularity contest, it’s not a beauty contest, and it’s not up for vote. What it is up for is scrutiny, and this is just an example of scientists behaving as they should.