posted on May, 8 2010 @ 10:22 AM
reply to post by muzzleflash
Well where the unified feild theory comes in, I believe thats what the LHC is for, and they have said recently that they think they are almost at the
power level required to do the collision they believe will show the most promising results.
They need the result of this experiment because it will fill a key data gap , which has stumped them all in terms of progress with the theory. If
they find the Higgs boson, as they hope to it will make the continuation of the work possible. If they do not find it, then many things will have to
be re thought.
I understand what you are saying , in that scientists do not know what they are doing . Thats often the case I suppose. Much experimentation has a
result which can only be explained AFTER the processes involved have been completed and the results examined. The LHC is a great example of just
I think its important to realise though , that science is never the less, a valid, and laudable career move, and those who rise to its heights are to
be supported. Newton, was the first to discover the math of gravity, and the first to codify motion in physical principle. As far as could be examined
at the time he lived, his theories stood solid, and paved the way for many inventions based on his ideas , many of which worked very well. Look it
It is only in the last centuary or so , as our horizons expand to things which Newton and his fellows could never have forseen, that his laws and
theories stretch and break under our arrogance and hubris! Yes Einstein gave him a good trumping, but there again how many years between the two ?
Science is merely a way for us to understand what we expirience in the universe. It is not supposed to be solid and unmoving, it is an evolving
picture, a record of our understanding. This is why people get aggravated with persons who claim that FTL is impossible, because science is not FACT ,
it is merely how we understand the results we see, and is prone to being re written . Therefore FTL , and all sorts of bizzare undiscovered tech MAY
WELL come to be proven possible. It is merely that we cannot concieve of HOW just yet.