OK, so it seems this grand announcement was premature, especially as the OPERA research had yet to be reviewed by peers in the field. It’s little wonder that a flood of publications contradicting the OPERA results hit the arXiv preprint server faster than the (alleged) neutrinos themselves!
But was this a bad thing? Did CERN deliberately jump the gun? Was it the media’s fault for blowing the whole thing out of proportion?
To [ Lawrence M. Krauss, director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University], the way in which the CERN announcement was presented to the world is a cause for concern.
“A dramatic claim from a distinguished laboratory that turns out to be false reinforces the notion that somehow science is not to be trusted, that one can dismiss theories one finds inconvenient, even those whose predictions do agree with observations,” he said.
STUPID SCIENCE! So wrong!! I’m going go back to religion now. It’s NEVER wrong!!