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    Arrow collude

    Hello,

    While translating a scientific document, I came accross this sentence:

    "Because one of these free parameters has essentially no influence on calculations of our current universe, Bojowald colludes that it cannot be used as a tool for back-calculating its value in the earlier universe before the Big Bounce."

    I searched the meaning of the verb "to collude" through several internet resources, but couldn't get a sound meaning to explain this sentence. Could a valuable member of this forum help by explaining Bojowald's approach in other words? Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Best Regards,

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    Re: collude

    Quote Originally Posted by Sed View Post
    Hello,

    While translating a scientific document, I came accross this sentence:

    "Because one of these free parameters has essentially no influence on calculations of our current universe, Bojowald colludes that it cannot be used as a tool for back-calculating its value in the earlier universe before the Big Bounce."

    I searched the meaning of the verb "to collude" through several internet resources, but couldn't get a sound meaning to explain this sentence. Could a valuable member of this forum help by explaining Bojowald's approach in other words? Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Best Regards,
    The word is almost certainly meant to be "concludes" - "comes to the conclusion..."


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    Re: collude

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The word is almost certainly meant to be "concludes" - "comes to the conclusion..."
    I thought the same, but I concluded that such a mistake should not exist in a scientific, public article. However, as you are a native English speaker as far as I can see in your profile, I will follow your recommendation. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: collude

    I agree with Ray, unless astronomers feel guilty about calculating the universal constants in times before our own.

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    Re: collude

    collude SYLLABICATION:col·ludePRONUNCIATION: k-ldINTRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing, col·ludes
    To act together secretly to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose; conspire. ETYMOLOGY:Latin colldere : com-, com- + ldere, to play; see leid- in Appendix I. OTHER FORMS:col·luderNOUN


    Perhaps this is one for the conspiracy theorists?

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