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Saturday, November 21, 2009

So you need a Higgs Boson?

Quick restart of Big Bang machine stuns scientists

I have several you can borrow back at the house. Just remember my cut of the Nobel proceedings.

"The Superconducting Super Collider being built in Texas would have been bigger than the LHC, but in 1993 the U.S. Congress canceled it after costs soared and questions were raised about its scientific value."

Meanwhile, that the LHC is in the EU just makes me want to spit. It could be on American soil, creating homegrown Nobel Laureats, creating homegrown educational opportunities for the next generation of homegrown Nobel Laureats, providing countless opportunities for children of parents in service industries to see beyond their current borders, but could we bring ourselves to build it here?



Oh yes, it was too expensive.

So instead of the planet looking to the US for support in the advancement of the most important and most critical and most fundamental of the sciences, Physics, we send a few of our students to the EU to advance their study.

What do we get instead? Danged fools promoting Creationism as a science. Kurt Freakin' Cameron adding a Creatonist preramble to a new edition of The Origin of the Species.

Is it any wonder American Whatever is so often now held in contempt in this world?

-- text tapped from a virtual keyboard. You found misspellings? Imagine that. Get over it.

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