ESO Findings Falsify Standard Model Of Stars

The cepheid mass discrepancy problem has no solution in the standard model of stars. Recent findings by the ESO confirm that the standard model of stellar evolution is wrong, thereby calling the use of cepheids as standard candles into question.

ESO press release reports:

Cepheids are not fully understood. Predictions of their masses derived from the theory of pulsating stars are 20–30% less than predictions from the theory of the evolution of stars. This embarrassing discrepancy has been known since the 1960s.

The observers carefully measured the brightness variations of this rare object, known as OGLE-LMC-CEP0227 [4], as the two stars orbited and passed in front of one another. They also used HARPS and other spectrographs to measure the motions of the stars towards and away from the Earth — both the orbital motion of both stars and the in-and-out motion of the surface of the Cepheid as it swelled and contracted.

This very complete and detailed data allowed the observers to determine the orbital motion, sizes and masses of the two stars with very high accuracy — far surpassing what had been done before for a Cepheid. The mass of the Cepheid is now known to about 1% and agrees exactly with predictions from the theory of stellar pulsation. However, the larger mass predicted by stellar evolution theory was shown to be significantly in error.

Astronomer Mel Acheson comments:

That the result confirms the stellar pulsation theory necessitates that it falsifies the stellar evolution theory. If astronomers were philosophically honest, they would declare the theory nullified in accordance with Karl Popper’s 1959 proposal of falsification as a criterion to distinguish a scientific theory from a pseudoscientific one. Falsification was to be a “convention” that required scientists to agree not to adjust a theory to accommodate test results but, when falsified, to start over with searches for alternative theories. Falsification is not a property of a theory that justifies acquiescence in orthodoxy but a convention that enables opportunities for discovery of new theories and the overthrow of conceptual monopolies.

 

 

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

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  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

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  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

      Austrian economics maintains that theory must be verifiable and falsifiable. While it doesn’t agree with Popper’s assertion that the only way to prove a theory is through falsification, it does agree with Popper’s assertion that any theory which is falsified through observation must be wrong.

      If you want to learn more about Popper and Austrian School, read this article:
      http://mises.org/daily/2200

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

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  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

      Austrian economics maintains that theory must be verifiable and falsifiable. While it doesn’t agree with Popper’s assertion that the only way to prove a theory is through falsification, it does agree with Popper’s assertion that any theory which is falsified through observation must be wrong.

      If you want to learn more about Popper and Austrian School, read this article:
      http://mises.org/daily/2200

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

      Austrian economics maintains that theory must be verifiable and falsifiable. While it doesn’t agree with Popper’s assertion that the only way to prove a theory is through falsification, it does agree with Popper’s assertion that any theory which is falsified through observation must be wrong.

      If you want to learn more about Popper and Austrian School, read this article:
      http://mises.org/daily/2200

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

      Austrian economics maintains that theory must be verifiable and falsifiable. While it doesn’t agree with Popper’s assertion that the only way to prove a theory is through falsification, it does agree with Popper’s assertion that any theory which is falsified through observation must be wrong.

      If you want to learn more about Popper and Austrian School, read this article:
      http://mises.org/daily/2200

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

      Austrian economics maintains that theory must be verifiable and falsifiable. While it doesn’t agree with Popper’s assertion that the only way to prove a theory is through falsification, it does agree with Popper’s assertion that any theory which is falsified through observation must be wrong.

      If you want to learn more about Popper and Austrian School, read this article:
      http://mises.org/daily/2200

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

  • Boniek83

    Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. You can discredit theory only by showing it is logically unsound.Theory (if logically sound) either applies to data or not. This is basic from methodology of austrian economics.

    • http://fascistsoup.com/ Michael Suede

      “Falsification through real world example is not enough to discredit theory. ”

      LOL

      You are the reason why I fear for the future of America.

      Austrian economics maintains that theory must be verifiable and falsifiable. While it doesn’t agree with Popper’s assertion that the only way to prove a theory is through falsification, it does agree with Popper’s assertion that any theory which is falsified through observation must be wrong.

      If you want to learn more about Popper and Austrian School, read this article:
      http://mises.org/daily/2200

    • Guest

      If something that has been observed taking place, measured and recorded, has no explanation under the current model, then the model is incorrect, reality is not. For example, if astronomers were to witness red giants evolving into main sequence stars similar to our sun then there is no other logical explanation for the current theory to be incorrect in some way shape or form, be it completely or just partially. Reality is reality, human understanding is very little in the grand scheme of things. We change human understanding to match the universe around us, not the other way around. The standard model says that this observation is impossible, but it has been observed. The observation, reality, cannot be denied on the basis of general human understanding of the universe, but the theory can be denied on the basis of reality. Your faith in pseudoscience is no different than faith in religion, go study real science or leave from here.