Sunday, March 21, 2010

It’s ok, they are trying to save you from yourself

In this article in the NY Times, which has been around quite a lot, the implications of the Higgs Boson experiment in the Large Hadron Collider are subject to speculation. Not the experiment itself, but the bad luck it seems to attract. To quote one of the scientists:
“It must be our prediction that all Higgs producing machines shall have bad luck,” Dr. Nielsen said in an e-mail message. In an unpublished essay, Dr. Nielson said of the theory, “Well, one could even almost say that we have a model for God.” It is their guess, he went on, “that He rather hates Higgs particles, and attempts to avoid them.”
Notice how the suspected culprits are “The Universe”, “God”, and other such non-conversational, abstract entities.
Of course the more conspiratorial of bloggers have boldly gone where it is easy to go, suggesting alien and therefore sentient involvement. Not God or Physics, but beings with eyes and a brain. Maybe.
To complicate things further, this letter arrived at Fermilab, back in 2008, which made them ask for help from more experienced codebreakers.
Fermilab code letter
Well, the first part apparently means
I don’t know who Frank Shoemaker is, but it intrigued a lot of people.
Is it a hoax? A coincidence? The Universe trying to warn the smartest people on Earth about the dangers of the Higgs particles?
I cannot answer any of that, but it sure is cool . Not just the letter.
The possibility is seriously considered that we are being contacted.
And I mean seriously-no nonsense- top scientists considered.. 
Well, if they make contact at last, I for one will consider the LHC a BIG SUCCESS! Who needs Higgs particles when you have successfully coaxed the aliens out of hiding?
This post was inspired by the Posthuman Blues, the blog of the late Mac Tonnies. Shame when the good ones die young.

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