They keep going after Big Al, but somewhere, I imagine, Big Al is saying "Bring it on."
An interview with the always interesting Freeman Dyson.
Sounds too simple to me, but your mileage may vary.
Not much of an answer, but a heck of a good question. (Could well be, as is asserted, "the most profound question of all".)
Almost in spite of themselves, scientists are driven to a teleological view of the cosmos.
(I liked the author's comment about the multiverse because it strikes me the same way: ". . . as a physicist trained to give preference to simple solutions, a multiverse strikes me as the opposite: exorbitant.")
"Scientists to test theory about light that could completely change our view of the universe and prove Einstein wrong"
Faithful readers know that my strong inclination is to give the points and bet on Big Al. But we'll see.
Don't look now but Jean-Baptiste Lamarck is being rehabilitated. Wasn't the "science settled"??
This could be really and truly huuuuuuge.
(But I wouldn't bet the ranch on it yet.)
And then there's this: if the EM drive really works, everybody--Newton, Einstein, Maxwell, quantum physics--is wrong.
"Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way"
And just how significant do you feel today?
. . . researchers estimate that Vela could contain somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 trillion stars.
It's apparently not just me.