Higgs Boson
Posted: 28 July 2011 12:51 AM   [ Ignore ]  
Total Posts:  2
Joined  2011-07-27

Hey everyone,
    CERN recently announced encouraging data for the discovery of the Higgs boson.  As I’m sure everyone here is excessively educated in quantum physics, I was hoping to hear any thoughts on the progress at CERN.  Is this a tentative lead towards a “something from nothing” (a Higgs boson endows mass to particles) argument that plagues existence and powers creationists?  Are you excited about the potential for a unifying theory in the quantum world and what implications do you see it having when spilling over into the macro, scientific, and philosophical worlds?  Is CERN a waste of billions of dollars?  Should it be spelled ECNR instead?

Posted: 11 August 2011 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Joined  2005-06-05

But matter is only a tiny fraction of the universe, isn’t it?  so…
To my uneducated mind, ‘dark’ matter, and especially ‘dark’ energy are the really fascinating areas of research.


The road of excess leads to the palace of Wisedom
-William Blake, “Proverbs of Hell”

Life, what is it but a dream?
- Lewis Carroll, “A boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

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