Higgs boson…Smashing!

Scientists say; the Higgs boson could make light-speed travel possible…but on a more serious note de Roeck is reported to have said, “What’s really important for the Higgs is that it explains how the world could be the way it is in the first millionth of a second in the Big Bang.”

Banging seems to highlight the progress science is making towards smashing physical particles into very tiny pieces…pieces so tiny they fade out in no time at all.

How did we ever get this far without stopping to question the absurdity of the idea that it should be possible to understand how the universe came into existence and ended up as it is today by smashing protons into each other at high speed?

The whole idea was to explain why matter has mass and the Higgs boson was thought to be the elusive particle that would shed some light on this perplexing question.

In my mind it reminds me of the story about the nuns having their first meal in America where one of them orders a hot dog while the other nuns are curious to know which part of the dog is hiding in the bun…a bit like the smashing of protons into protons and wondering what part of the proton has been revealed?

It’s amazing, absolutely amazing, that adult men and women could be so excited about such an achievement…a big day for science indeed…they managed to smash protons into tiny particles invisible to the naked eye and in turn announce to the world that the Higgs boson, also known as the God particle, had probably been confirmed.

It has been suggested that the Higgs boson gives physical matter mass and by switching off the Higgs boson it might be possible at some future date to achieve light speed travel in a craft having zero mass.

If this is the existing perception of universe these scientists collectively share I would not hesitate to suggest that we are in one hell of a mess if for no other reason than the shocking truth of the situation…they have no idea why matter has mass…which upon further consideration indicates that they have no idea what a relative condition of universe looks like whether it be a past condition, a future condition or a present condition, they have no idea at all.

Protons traveling at close to our perception of light speed have much mass and very little of the underlying energy required to sustain their dynamic structure, which is why the resulting collision causes the protons to shatter into tiny fragments. The impact at such speed slowed their travel in an abrupt and violent manner causing a sudden increase in the underlying energy which allowed pieces of the proton to scatter away from the point of impact.

However, the scientists at CERN do not acknowledge the existence of an underlying force of energy being involved which allows them to make the story up as they go along and come up with some fantastic ideas such as switching off the Higgs boson and reducing the mass of a spacecraft to zero. It also allows them to make an amazing statement about explaining how the world could be the way that it is in the first millionth of a second in the Big Bang…and on top of this I suspect we have a communication problem.

CERN is a multi billion dollar project, with even more billions yet to be invested. If the whole idea of all this engineering is to make spacecraft mass less and travel at ludicrous linear speeds I would suggest that CERN is not only a toy factory but a virtual playground for those involved. To hell with being practical and spending the resources on something to make the world a better experience for the rest of us when we can spend it on something which will make a select few look like they know a great deal more than they do.

What an achievement, they smashed the protons to bits and as a result have the nerve to tell us they are unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

Maybe if we took a couple of these mega-geniuses and smashed their heads together at high speed we could discover why they are the way they are so many years after their date of birth. Perhaps there is a mind particle that would allow us to switch it off and reduce them to mindless scientists…no more smashing protons to bits.

For that kind of money I’d want something more than…a gateway to a new era that could see humanity unlock some of the universes great mysteries, including dark matter and light-speed travel…but that will take a few more years and a lot more money.