posted on 07/12/2012 12:46:11 PM PDT
To: High-tech Redneck
posted on 07/12/2012 12:53:52 PM PDT
(Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
So how much did it cost to discover the Higgs boson? What are the practical applications of this discovery? It looks like a big waste of money to me.
posted on 07/12/2012 12:56:17 PM PDT
(Strength and Honor)
Call me dubious. The Higgs Bosun can be described as the thing that imparts mass to other subatomic particles. As such, it must be one of the most common sub particles in the universe.
However, by trying to build a theory around this, they have set up a situation like, “If you throw dice a dozen times, and they come up snake eyes every time, it proves that God exists.”
It was never missing. It was there all the time................
posted on 07/12/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT
by Red Badger
(Think logically. Act normally.................)
Ha ...initially read that as...”At Long Last, Physicists Discover Famed Higgs Bosom....
.......I guess they researched old Benny Hill movies.
posted on 07/12/2012 1:34:07 PM PDT
(The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
Ahhhh, but what is the Higgs Bosun made of?
The next particle found will be called “the bosons’ mate” for you sailors out there.
posted on 07/12/2012 2:07:15 PM PDT
(You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
If I had a bison, I would name him Higgs.
posted on 07/12/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT
(Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
posted on 07/12/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT
by Young Werther
(Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
posted on 07/12/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT
by Former Fetus
(Saved by grace through faith)
To: El Gato; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; Dianna; ...
posted on 07/12/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT
(Xin loi minh oi)
Meanwhile, general relativity and quantum mechanics are still incompatible.
posted on 07/12/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT
This is such a relief. I don't know how many sleepless nights I've had worrying they would never find the Higgs boson.
"Oh, give me a home where the Higgs boson roam,
Where the quarks and antiparticles play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the Fermi are constant all day."
So if the University of Texas, Austin can produce a Noble prize winning scientist why can’t its law school produce a Supreme Court Justice?
posted on 07/12/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT
(First, Do No Harm)
Note all, this article is from July 4th and back then physicists were all jumping up and down over the 'discovery'. BUT. A physics article yesterday basically said,
'Hold On, Not So Fast'.
We don't think the Higgs Boson was found after all.
Apparently conclusions were jumped at a 'leetle bit' to soon. Just after one week of further study they're now saying what was 'found' did not act like the Higgs Boson was supposed to act. And the first results haven't been able to be reproduced by follow up 'atom smashing' tests since then. In short, they still have to keep looking for it. (I didn't bookmark it, sorry, was very busy)
That article yesterday reminded me of the 'Neutrino Test' that exceeded 'c' done by the Italians a while back. Except that as we now know it didn't. Their measuring instruments were not calibrated correctly, Oops! Ergo, 'c' is still 'the law' not just a good idea, and even a neutrino has to obey it. (and E=mc2 still rules)
So (for now) add the 'Higgs Boson Found' to the 'Neutrino oops' file.
posted on 07/13/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT
(Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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