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As the article explains, gravitational waves were first allegedly detected in 1969 by Joseph Weber, but our belief now is that it probably wasn't a real detection, so, keep that in mind with this announcement.
Yes, this is wrong in two ways:
originally posted by: DutchMasterChief
As the article explains? Did I say something wrong?
gravity waves are confirmed.
So the reason people are talking about the need for confirmation is because confirmation is needed, right? That was my point.
Word of LIGO’s success was met by hosannas in the scientific community, albeit with the requisite admonishments of the need for confirmation or replication.