I think the mainstream reaction is to be cautious and semi-skeptical for the time being. But regardless of what the result turns out to be, I think someone needs to advise writers on the subject *not* to say things like this:

“Cosmology, the very way we think of space, would be forever altered. The distance to the stars and galaxies and the age of the universe (13.7 billion years) would be thrown in doubt. Even the expanding universe theory, the Big Bang theory, and black holes would have to be re-examined.”

Can we be a little more careful with our phrasing, here?

If an article-writing physicist sticks his head out of his hole and comments on a speeding neutrino, there will be 6 more decades of creationism.


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