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Topic: Can an indetectable thing physically exist? (in principle)
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Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz

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Re: Can an indetectable thing physically exist? (in principle)
Posted: May 27, 2013 10:51 AM
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In <LBOnt.9292$kF.6351@newsfe30.iad>, on 05/24/2013
at 06:48 PM, benj <benj@iwaynet.net> said:

>Well, indetectable things are certainly a waste of brain cells. Any
>experiments postulated or performed are truly futile because no
>positive results can ever occur.


False, The fact that a postulated entity is indetectable does not
necessarily mean that its existence has no observable consequences. A
classical example is the deep inelastic scattering experiments, which
appear to confirm virtual gluons in hadrons.

But what does this have to do with Mathematics?

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