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Date: 07/04/12 11:22 AM

23 Responses to So, They Have Maybe Very Probably Found Higgs

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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Link: So, They Have Maybe Very Probably Found Higgs - Very possibly the greatest discovery since sliced bread.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 11:36 am
    I think it`s very important to note that it would be just as cool, and scientists would be just as excited (most of them, anyway) and just as awed, if the data find that Higgs *doesn`t* exist! It would force all sorts of changes or tweaks in thought about matter (and mass, specifically) and that`s super-exciting! But it`s also cool because it shows something fundamentally different about science versus psuedo science. The idea that scientific thought can change and evolve as new data come is is a wonderful thing! :-)

    Not saying they *won`t* find the HB, just extolling the greatness of properly applied scientific method.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Thanks for posting this and also, thanks for not calling it the "God Particle" in your description.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7618 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Interesting, and nice to hear a clear explanation!
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Heeellll yea!
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7752 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 11:59 am
    And people go mad at the banks for wasting our money. Billions have been sunk into this pointless project. What has it done to better our way of life? Do they look at each other and say "Shall we go home now?"
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    buscompany Male 18-29
    106 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    @drawman61

    You`re right, experimentation is completely and utterly useless. That`s why all our technology, such as the computer you`re typing on, appeared overnight sometime in the 60s.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    `What has it done to better our way of life?`

    What did the theory of relativity do to better our way of life? What did the discovery of DNA do to better our way of life?
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    nikkypickles Female 30-39
    184 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    so it was a pointless project to see what happens when you grind wheat between two stones? In sufficient quantities you get an explosion, but it`s not controllable enough to work as a demolition tool. Wait, if we mix it with water and a few other ingredients we get... sliced bread!
    I don`t normally respond to trolls, but I`ve got a major case of PMT and you, sir, are an idiot
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
    Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started.
    WAIT!
    The Earth began to cool,
    The autotrophs began to drool,
    Neanderthals developed tools,
    We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
    Math, science, history,
    unraveling the mysteries,
    That all started with the big bang!


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    rickwhite Male 30-39
    151 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    It`s sad that more People probably know the details of TomKat breaking up than this. :(
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Here`s a handy fact sheet for the troll
    here
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    AKA, the God Particle.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    @drawman61

    Someone so old to say something so naive is sad; even infuriating.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    I would prefer to call it the "Don Pardo" Element.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Higgs? Maybe..Proof of god? No. You can`t prove what isn`t-only what is.
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    They found Higgs? Oh, good. I always get nervous when old people wander out of the assisted living facilities.
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    The particle all the sci-fi novels blame for creating portals to other dimensions.
    good thing it`s sci-fi
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    It`s called the "God Particle" due to a book by Leon Lederman that was originally going to be named "Goddamned Particle" for how elusive the particle had been to prove. Here`s a linky. Nothing to do with any god. At all.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    how did who discover sliced bread?
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    "does this make me look fat"
    "yep, its the higgs field dear"

    thanks science!
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    8jdb28jdb2 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:04 am
    so, they shot engergy into a field and created matter, that`s some crazy shiznit
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 7:03 am
    so, they shot engergy into a field and created matter, that`s some crazy shiznit
    Indeed it would be, if that were anything close to what they did, which it isn`t.

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