arXiv:1011.0722

**Resonant Destruction as a Possible Solution to the Cosmological Lithium Problem **

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**Chakraborty, Fields and Olive**
We explore a nuclear physics resolution to the discrepancy between the predicted standard BBN abundance of 7Li and its observational determination in metal-poor stars. The theoretical 7Li abundance is 3-4 times greater than the observational values, assuming the baryon-to-photon ratio, eta_{wmap}, determined by WMAP.

Creative; but reasonable? Why start with the assumption WMAP is correct? Time to apply the Jerry test: If an ATM theorist invoked a hypothetical nuclear resonance to explain why the observational data is at odds with a pet ATM theory; would anyone give this solution a second thought? If the theory is at odds with hard data, look hard at the theory.

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes