
On 20060325, Thomas Smid <[email protected]> wrote:
> I had also a closer look now at the new polarization data as given in
> http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_mm/pub_papers/polarization/wmap_3yr_pol.pdf
> ,and this confirms in my opinion that one is merely looking at the
> effect of statistical errors here: with the relative apparent intensity
> (temperature) fluctuations of the CMB being of the order of 10^4, one
> would expect the polarization due to a statistical error be a further
> factor sqrt(10^4)=10^2 smaller,
I would not expect that. The CMB polarization is not due to
statistical error, but the percentage polarization of the CMBR is
about 7 percent.

