"Will the Future Blame Us"*

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 16, 2009 in Large Hadron Collider, Nature, Technology |

Stephen Colbert reminded me about a very important scientific project that has once again been making headlines. You may remember my post about the Higgs boson or God Particle, which is what supposedly gives all objects mass.

In a recent clip from Mr. Colbert’s show, he discussed how the future may be sabotaging the discovery of the Higgs boson. (Here’s a blog post from Stephen Soldz that I also found interesting.)

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My hats off to Bech Nielsen and Masao Ninomiya for daring to think of an idea so worthy of fiction. That would be so awesome if something was sent from the future to keep scientists from discovering this particle. I think we all should write a short story about someone or something visiting us from the future to prevent some catastrophic (or maybe a not-so-catastophic) event. Please share if you do write something.

*Our Lady Peace

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