UK. A bunch of scientists throughout the world have sequenced the exact same sample on the exact same machine, multiple times, and come up with the same results each time, a study in F1000Research reveals.
The somewhat unsurprising results failed to capture the imagination of anyone; however, consortium leader, Ewingsworth Barney III, had this to say: “What we have done is miraculous. We have shown, for the very first time, that the Universe has rules, and that if you do the same thing over and over again, you will get the exact same result. It’s almost as if the universe is governed by maths and formulae and universal constants” he finished triumphantly.
When TheScienceWeb pointed out that the field of Physics was at quite an advanced stage in determining the rules of the Universe, Barney simply stared at us until we looked away.
We asked “So what next?”
“Well”, said Barney, “next comes phase II”
“Phase II?” we enquired
“Yes, in phase II we will continue to sequence the exact same thing on the exact same machine, over and over again, and hopefully generate the exact same result each time. You see you never know… maybe, just maybe, there are exceptions to the rule, and we can only find those by repeatedly doing the same thing forever” Barney finished.
TheScienceWeb chose not to ask about phase III.