Have you ever seen a carpenter try to cut a 2×4 with a hammer?
Probably not. Carpenters usually carry a saw as well as a hammer in their toolboxes, and they know to use the proper tool for the task at hand. Astrophysicists have only one tool in their kit–the hammer of gravitational theory. When called upon to build an explanation for the phenomena of a universe filled with plasma, they can’t cut it. They’re forced to flail. In this adaptation of the Mel Acheson TPOD “Tool Time,” we explain why the “tool kit” available in plasma cosmology simply works better.
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