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Date: 07/05/12 12:00 PM

27 Responses to What Is The Higgs Boson?

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Link: What Is The Higgs Boson? - John Ellis, theoretical physicist, answers the question `What is the Higgs Boson?` in the simplest terms possible.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    well done....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    So it`s like a vegetarian and a fat chick.
    The vegetarian goes through McDonalds fast and gets nothing while the fat chick moves slower, collects chicken nuggets and gains mass.

    That`s easy to understand.
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    earplay Male 60-69
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    What is most amazing, IMHO, is the scientific evidence of the existence of the Higgs field. In other words, empty space is not empty (see Krauss` The Universe from Nothing), but instead, formless pervasive potentiality. In turn, that sounds just like the centuries old Buddhist notion of the dharmakaya.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    Gerry, that was a better explanation, lol. I think I actually got more out of yours.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Wow that`s really interest...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    But how is our world better now that we have found it? Apart from many billions of dollars worse off.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    "But how is our world better now that we have found it? Apart from many billions of dollars worse off."

    The human race would still be living in caves if we all thought like you.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    drawman61 - "But how is our world better now that we have found it? Apart from many billions of dollars worse off."

    In 1897 when J.J.Thompson discovered the electron he didn`t have any practicle use for it. A mere 100 years later and the whole world was run on ELECTRONics.

    Science always pays off.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Dork.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Nah this is great stuff really, but until this is incorporated into another episode of big bang theory, nobody will care.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    "The human race would still be living in caves if we all thought like you. "

    I think he has a question which is still legitimate, and one I haven`t heard an answer to... Namely, what the f*ck are the practical uses of this discovery?
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    "Namely, what the f*ck are the practical uses of this discovery?"

    Sounds to me you`ve never watched Star Trek. We`ve finally discovered proof of the nature of space and matter itself, and hopefully this will lead to an understanding of some way to use it. It`s like you`re asking "what good does the theory of gravity do?"
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    "So it`s like a vegetarian and a fat chick.
    The vegetarian goes through McDonalds fast and gets nothing while the fat chick moves slower, collects chicken nuggets and gains mass. "

    And to clearify, the Higgs Boson is the chicken nuggets. Until now we had no proof or understanding of what it was making that girl fat. All we knew is she went in and got fat while some girls didn`t.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    very interesting i guess or whatever
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    I say if the Higgs boson broke the symmetry, it should have to pay for it.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    so like, snow is made of snowflakes? lol but really simple can be so beautiful and this was a very elegant way of explaining it. quantum physics talk always makes those little hairs on the back of neck stick up, i just love it!
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    The third line of his shirt ends in "THC"... lol.
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    Bealzebubble Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    Very interesting but does anyone think he missed his calling in not playing Gandalf in Lord of the Rings.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 4:36 am
    @Bealzebubble

    I just lol`d really hard XD
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    July 6, 2012 at 7:04 am
    I still have no effin idea what he`s talking about. I started spacing out after he stopped talking about snow.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

    "I started spacing out after he stopped talking about snow."
    Okay, some snow flakes are dry and blow away in a flurry.
    Others are slow and sticky, they attach to others and make big fat snow balls.
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    TheShmoo Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 10:32 am
    So where does the Abominable Snowman come into this snow field theory?
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 11:29 am
    @Oystah - From what I understand of the video, the Higgs Boson makes up the Higgs Field, which gives mass to particles.
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    Devlarski Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Higgs Boson = Philosophers Stone

    That`s what I`ve gathered.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    July 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    @Gerry & Mikeado - thanks for the extra `splaining. I still have no idea what it all means. I hope it means in the future we will be able to eat and drink as much as we want without getting fat.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    July 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    That was quite easy to understand, though I did get distracted by his mouth noises...

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