1621: Fixion

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My theory predicts that, at high enough energies, FRBs and perytons become indistinguishable because the detector burns out.
Title text: My theory predicts that, at high enough energies, FRBs and perytons become indistinguishable because the detector burns out.


[This explanation is very incomplete. It is a small and terrible draft, only listing some immediate things I have noticed. This article should be structured as: General idea, table of explanations for each property.]

In physics, there are still many big questions and mysteries. There are many phenomena which don't seem to fit, and we don't know how to explain yet. The "fixion" is satirically presented as a particle which acts as a [deus ex machina (wikipedia link)] which solves all of these mysteries without any serious fundamental reasons.

Suppresses antimatter in early universe: The universe today is made almost entirely of matter. Antimatter and matter are identical, except that the charges are opposite, and that they annihilate when they come in contact with each other. So why is the universe made of matter? Why didn't the universe have equal amounts of both, and if it did, why didn't it annihilate itself immediately? This is a big question in physics today. Of course, the fixion explains this.

Transports neutrinos faster than light, but only on certain days through one area of France: Refers to the "superluminal neutrino" experiment, where it seemed that a neutrino traveled faster than light. This result was not able to be replicated.


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The next one someone asks me what deux ex machina or parsimony is, I'm pointing them to this comic. 05:17, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

The next time someone ask me what "Deus Ex Machina" or parsmony is, I'm still linking them to TV Tropes. Papayaman1000 (talk) 05:56, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Concerning the title text; has anyone considered this could be a reference to Phineas and Ferb? FRB being a reference to one of the title characters (who speaks rarely) and the peryton a reference to Perry the Platypus? Just sayin' ... --Dmbreakey (talk) 18:48, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Actually, as far as I can tell, Randall is referencing the material here. 23:49, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Question is: Is the Fixion an Anion, a Kation or a Fermion? 15:03, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Maybe also a Glossary? GUT is defined on the page after use, and I mostly hit Federal Reserve Board before: Fast Radio Burst 16:05, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Part of of the table text on suppressing sigma, from "The question is, if the way the Fixion works ..." through "... sigma has been artificially lowered below the proof threshold" needs work IMO, but I'm not confident I could do a good job. I think the point attempted is that, depending on point of view, on "which" sigma is suppressed (the value of sigma itself, or the values of data on which 5-sigma analysis is performed), the result could be either false positives or false negatives, respectively. But, I'm not even sure I'm understanding it correctly, and I am quite sure someone other than me could concisely clarify the point. I originally read "suppressing sigma" as only the former, resulting is false positives only, but I believe I now can grasp the other option. Miamiclay (talk) 20:59, 27 December 2015 (UTC)