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Originally posted by gopher mines
I think that what they are trying to say here is that whatever gets created by the LHC in the end, will be so destructive in nature, that it will disrupt spacetime so much that it will have a ripple effect that will travel backward as well as forward in time. The problems with the LHC could be caused by these ripples. Unfortunately, if these problems are caused by whatever happens in the future, there is absolutely nothing we can do to stop that future event from happening.
Originally posted by DJOldskool
This is the fun of physics, having to read a page 10 or 20 times to get your head around the mind **** that exists in the real universe.
As Niels Bohr, Dr. Nielsen’s late countryman and one of the founders of quantum theory, once told a colleague: “We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.”
Originally posted by Heros_son
Thanks OP for this thread. And thanks also to others for posting your thoughts and ideas.
To the few that have posted that nobody here on ATS really understands this whole technology.... well you're right! You can proudly shine your name tag that reads "Captain Obvious." The best minds in the world, including the engineers that designed and operate the collider also don't understand what they're observing.
I appreciate this forum. Science is all about understanding what you observe. A large part of new sciences and technologies is conjecture and theories.
The LHC may be broken, but it may be working just fine. That the results were surprising is not proof one way or the other. If the Higgs Boson does exist, it's possible that in only exists naturally, at least in an unexcited state, with it's conjugate. Like an electron-proton, or matter-black matter relationship.
Or, it's possible that Higgs Boson particles are occuring all of time in nature, and we just don't have the tools yet to measure them.
If the theory that something relating to time is squashing the experiments, it would have to be a natural force, dependent on our technology to get past; it would not be dependent on our collective enlightenment (IMO).
I postulate that the next experiment could have an eye to separate the proposed conjugate particles.