Wormholes

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  1. Wendy

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    Must be a full moon. Wormholes? :(
     
  3. Wendy

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    I like science because we do not have all the answers. I keep an open mind, we are nowhere near having perfect information.

    In explaining how a field "got around" what would normally stop them we might even learn something new. Monopoles were a mathematical abstraction until we found examples in nature.

    It will probably be bogus, but not all new science is.
     
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    I have open mind too but not so open my brain falls out. I wish POPSCI would stop using terms like Wormholes for something that's just as cool being called a magnetic guide or magnetic conduit. The EM inside a wave-guide is 'invisible' too to an outside observer but we don't push the limits of science by calling it a Wormhole when EM energy moves from a transmitter to antenna 100's of meters away.
     
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    This proves that you indeed have brains, my friend... those that are unafraid of having a completely open mind probably behave that way because they have nothing to lose...
     
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    I wouldn't go that far. Most of the people have a wonder for science and new things that being abused for ad revenue and are asking people who should know better for a sexy hype headline top the article about something they have devoted years of hard work on. It's how the POPSCI game is played. Rub mine, scratch yours.
     
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    Right... they have to sell their article. And who can blame them gor that?

    I remember an article in a 1960's volume of the Popular Mechanics magazine whose headline read something very similar to "Meet the completely automated house"... it was about a garage door that was operated with a remote!...

    But what the heck... who am I to judge them... even @#12's already accused me for my own sensationalistic headlines in this very same forum! :confused::D