Wednesday, 14 October 2009

LHC: Targeted by its own future?

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been beset by troubles since its inception (most recently a researcher has been accused of having links to Al Quaeda). Luckily though, there is a perfectly ration explanation: the project is being sabotaged by God, who is desperate to ensure that the facility does not, at some time in the future, produce the Higgs Boson.
The theory is brilliant its simplicity. No wait, it's not; it's incredibly out there, weird and Terminator-esque. Still, the current number one contender for a "theory of everything" posits that our familiar particles actually exist in 11-dimensions, most of which are undetectably small, so maybe time-travelling, ultra-secretive deities are not the weirdest things bumping around in physicists' minds these days.


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