posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 07:10 PM
Originally posted by freestonew
A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider,
might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a
time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
Is this Scientic Journal suggesting that my grandfather is so abhorrent to nature that I must go back in time to kill him? Does it matter that he's
Pretty big leap there to think that the LHC is being thwarted by future humans, not that it couldn't be true, but I would think Occam's razor would
imply that it's just because it's huge and complicated and they haven't built one before. Have you ever seen pictures of it?
Surely you have, and don't you remember how much sheer detail there was? And when you noticed that down there was a tiny man, didn't you have a
moment of realization, whoa, this thing is gigantic?
Anyway. I think they will get it right soon, but I think we should not play around with stuff like this.
The potential pay off seems to be nothing but justification or proof that God doesn't exist, which will satisfy nobody, God's flock of sheep will
continue to believe and ignore anything that say otherwise, science will still smugly believe in it's superiority, and yet, the potential for sci-fi
movie doom seems large enough to case me to say, whoa, hold your horses.
Let's solve world hunger, AIDS, cancer, oil, racism, the problem with the ocean, pollution, hell, we have plenty to do that doesn't require giant
sciency doom labs.