There has been a quare bit of excitement over at CERN over the last few days.
They are hoping they may have discovered proof of the Higgs Bosun particle, otherwise known as the God Particle and are lepping around in pure excitement. Proof of its existence would tie up so many theories on the origins of the Universe and the structure of matter itself. Heady stuff.
However, they are being cautious. They are pretty sure that they have found it but they are holding back on an official announcement because they want to be absolutely sure, and that won’t happen for months yet.
These are the scientists I have admired since developing an interest in physics back in my schooldays. The great names of Einstein, Newton, Bohr and the like have blazed a path of glory through our knowledge of the Universe and I have looked up to them as gods.
They are true scientists.
Where then did the modern breed of $cientist come from? The so called “expert” whose quest for knowledge is irrelevant compared to their quest for money and prestige? I am talking about those who will bend, distort and conceal facts simply in order to obtain grants, and retain political favour. Compare the quest for Higgs Bosun with the studies on climate change or the studies into tobacco smoke. There is no comparison. CERN won’t announce their proof until they have flipped a metaphorical coin and got twenty heads in a row, but the others will produce any old rubbish in order to suck up millions in grant money.
Can you imagine the scientists in CERN shutting down their Collider and declaring that the science is now closed? Are they rushing out press releases saying that there is unanimous consensus that Higgs Bosun exists? No. They want proof and they will continue to strive for that proof. If they don’t find it, they won’t pretend they have. They will simply scrap the Higgs Bosun theory and start again.
Compared to the CERN physicists, the climate crowd and the anti-smoking crowd are nothing short of scum.
They sully the very name of science.