[ExI] Gravitational Waves Detected By LIGO!
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Thu Feb 11 19:38:09 UTC 2016
From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Tomaz Kristan
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] Gravitational Waves Detected By LIGO!
I was wrong. Simply wrong.
Tomaz, how do you know you were simply wrong? Can you show me the equations you now use to prove yourself wrong?
I can’t. I am looking thru my green notebooks where I calculated this stuff tragically many years ago, and realizing I didn’t understand the weirdness of General Relativity then, and I don’t understand it now. I am durn sure not ready to second-guess Anders, but I am older than that fine young man, and recall the discussions among the astronomy geeks in the 80s.
Somehow I convinced myself then that GW pulses even a million LY distant or even closer would be a nothing-burger. I can’t follow my reasoning however. I was smarter back then in some ways. Dumber in others. Now I can’t tell which is which.
Have we some astrophysics hipsters among us please? Can you offer us the equations you guys are using these days?
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