Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate

When the Large Hadron Collider fires up again in three weeks it will be time to test one of the most bizarre and revolutionary theories in science. The notion that the troubled collider is being sabotaged by its own future. A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

Read Dennis Overbye's essay @ NYT


nolan said...

the time traveller goes back in time to kill his own grandfather. what a great idea!

Gwen said...

Some weird form of suicide, or existence-prevention!

Rowan said...

Dr Harvard Mother Fucker Says, "Ignore these Pin-Heads. The whole experiment is a waste of time."
Now if the SSC had been built in Texas, then we would be talking real physics...


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