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August 24th  2011    Tim Candler

    I hope the Higgs boson remains undocumented.  I hope this because it is a sad day for the curious when answers are achieved.  Certainly there is reward, the cheering crowd, the proud moment on a dais somewhere.  Nor is it good for the curious to be told they are wonderful, because it makes them  fat and idle.

     Mean of me, I know, but I have hopes for a new theory of physics, and a Higgs particle could put an end to this hope.   I do not want to see the invisible cloud.  I want to fly in it without becoming subject to gravity or purpose or symmetry. So if the Higgs field is real, as soon it might be, I will look at a picture of its particle and I will shrug and I will stick out my tongue at it.

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