In particle physics, if the results are such that you can claim that the signal has a significance of five-sigma, then people will accept that it is real.

I do biology. We can't hope for as much. :(

scarp: I think the best thing that I got out of this article is the knowledge that there is a telescope whose actual name is "Very Large Telescope." I find that very amusing. :)

posted by mk: 2731 days ago