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Originally posted by SiNDADDY
maybe it is some "post-higgs society" out there trying to "keep us down".
Originally posted by AceWombat04
I think the "abhorrent to nature" line may simply be poetic license on the part of the article's author. What the physicist in question may be hypothesizing (if indeed he isn't just joking,) is that some effect resulting from the creation of the particle is traveling back through time briefly to disrupt our ability to detect the particle.
Just a guess, though.
Originally posted by tsloan
I just have this to say. First and fore most. The people who are working on this are WAY out there. And I don't care how crazy some of you think this is the people running this stuff are way more qualified than ALL of you key board super thinkers here in ATS put together. Because if you were smarter than them they would have found you to work on these projects. So before you go calling them too crazy you might want to take a look at your self and some of the ways you think and some of the religios thinking you take on before you call someone else who has the resume to back up their crazy thinking. Do I like what they are doing ...? HELL no cause there are things out there we just shouldn't screw with...and this IMO is one of them. But I would listen to one of these scientist before I would listen to what any of the haters in here have to say about any thing dealing with the future. 20 years ago talk about the future like this in the open by scientist wasn't happening in mass media. Some thing is going on.
Originally posted by chiron613
The article isn't talking about future humans (or aliens) sabotaging the LHC. It's talking about the Universe itself preventing the creation of the Higgs boson. This is an intriguing concept indeed...
The Higgs boson may not be "allowed" in this Universe, by some law of physics or reality. Whatever. That's for the physicists. If that's the case, it may be that when conditions appear to come near to a point where it might be produced, things happen to prevent it. Think of a road that won't let a car go in a certain direction. As the car tries to turn in that direction, the road's surface rises until the car can't make it up the incline, but must roll back down or veer off to the side. Something like that. The road isn't deliberately trying to do anything; that's just how it's built. You just can't go that way, period. As you begin to approach that way, things happen (the incline gets steeper, for example), and no matter what, you always wind up failing.
But still, the idea is intriguing. What if the Universe were built in such a way that it would somehow affect reality and prevent (or ensure) certain things? That's some imagination those guys have...
yeh not so long ago people like Galileo Galilei and Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein were thinkingh things that people thought insane or incredibly silly !