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October 19, 2009

Too good to be true

Scientists claim the giant atom-smashing Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being jinxed from the future to save the world.

In a bizarre sci-fi theory, Danish physicist Dr Holger Bech Nielsen and Dr Masao Ninomiya from Japan claim the LHC startup has been delayed due to nature trying to prevent it from finding the elusive Higgs boson, or "God particle".

They say their maths proves that nature will "ripple backward through time" to stop the LHC before it can create the God particle, like a time traveller who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

“One could even almost say that we have a model for God,” Dr Nielsen says in an unpublished essay. “He rather hates Higgs particles, and attempts to avoid them.”

Tongue, one suspects, firly in cheek.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 19, 2009 06:28 AM


I'm sure Greg Benford is laughing his butt off. Timescape!

Posted by: wyrdbrother [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2009 08:28 PM