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Tangle
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10-08-2013 1:08 PM


It took 50 years to prove Higgs right, what a brilliant piece of science from all angles - theory to empirical proof. If only biology could do that.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24436781

And let's hear it too for the now second most famous Belgian, Francois Englert, joint winner.

I only wish I was capable of understanding the physics behind it.


Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android

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Message 2 of 11 (708334)
10-08-2013 2:28 PM
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10-08-2013 1:08 PM


I only wish I was capable of understanding the physics behind it

Me too. I actually took a semester of Quantum Mechanics when I was studying Engineering and it damn near broke my brain.

Reminds me of a quote by Adam Savage (Mythbuster) when he was at the Reason Rally:

"I am not a scientist. I play one on TV. But I am in AWE of those that do it in real life."


"Our future lies not in our dogmatic past, but in our enlightened present"

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Message 3 of 11 (708345)
10-08-2013 4:21 PM
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10-08-2013 1:08 PM


I only wish I was capable of understanding the physics behind it.

This should help


Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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Message 4 of 11 (708370)
10-09-2013 3:46 AM


I see that The Register is calling the Higgs Particle a deiton.

Which is nice.


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Message 5 of 11 (708460)
10-10-2013 10:56 AM
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10-08-2013 1:08 PM


Seems appropriate that they were unable to find Higgs when the news first came out.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 6 of 11 (708467)
10-10-2013 11:55 AM
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quote:
Seems appropriate that they were unable to find Higgs when the news first came out.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 7 of 11 (708720)
10-12-2013 7:48 PM


The Higgs boson: a mad person explains.
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Message 8 of 11 (708721)
10-12-2013 8:11 PM
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10-12-2013 7:48 PM


Please clarify
The Higgs boson: a mad person explains.

You used "mad" in an undefined manner.

Did you mean insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unhinged, disturbed, raving, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare; informal: crazy, mental, off one's nut, nuts, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, nutso, off one's rocker, not right in the head, round/around the bend, (stark) raving mad, bats, batty, buggy, bonkers, dotty, cuckoo, cracked, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, screwy, schizoid, psycho, touched, gaga, not all there, not right upstairs, crackers, out of one's tree, meshuga, wacko, gonzo; vulgar slang: batshit; has a screw loose, has bats in the/one's belfry; lost one's reason, lost one's mind, took leave of one's senses, lost one's marbles, and cracked up?

Or just angry?


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How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?--Robert A. Heinlein

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers


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10-12-2013 8:57 PM
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Re: Please clarify
(c) All of the above.
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Message 10 of 11 (708724)
10-13-2013 4:19 AM
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10-12-2013 8:57 PM


Re: Please clarify
yea but why don't we teach the controversy ?? let the kids decide.

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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Message 11 of 11 (838805)
08-28-2018 2:58 PM


decay of Higgs observed at cern
It seems long held theories of the standard model are bearing fruit.

http://press.cern/.../long-sought-decay-higgs-boson-observed


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

  
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