Thursday, October 15, 2009

Is the LHC's bad luck coming from the future?

Oh, here is a wonderfully weird piece submitted by Shaun Saunders that he found in the U.K. Telegraph.

It seems as the article states in the opening:
  • The much-delayed and maligned Large Hadron Collider has been hit by its most outlandish claim to date - it is being sabotaged by its own future.
HUH? Yep you read that right. Right out of sci-fi there is speculation that the run of bad luck is in fact sabotage. And not just normal sabotage, but sabotage from the future!

Are we talking about med taking wackos? Nope, it seems that a couple of well known physicists are claiming nature itself is stopping the troubled project from getting off the ground.

Their hypothesis is based on a weird particle called the Higgs Boson, thought to be the building block of life and one of the particles that it is hoped the LHC will discover.

Ok, so it is almost like the particle doesn't want to be discovered. But the scientists are making the supposition that the LHC DID make one in the future. However in creating the particle, it sends ripples down the space / time line back before the particle was discovered and stops the collider before it could make one.

Weird enough for you? Well, its not without president, read the complete article by clicking on the title.


Juan Rivera said...

According to the original article on Telegraph, Higgs Boson reminds me more of the chronoton particle used by the Krenim Imperium as a weapon in "Before and After" and "Year of Hell" parts 1 and 2 episodes, rather than the thalaron weapon used by Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis, because of the implication that the particle not only is destructive to matter, but also to time, erasing the affected objects from ever having existed.

Beam Me Up said...

Excellent Juan. Yep I have to admit it, the first place I went to was the Nemesis weapon never thinking of the time implications...however you make a very good argument.

Rosehippi said...

Makes sense to me... wish I could do that, go back in time to stop myself BEFORE I did something really stupid... God doesn't want to give up his secrets to a bunch of earth based monkeys, eh? Imagine that...