måndag 6 juli 2009
The Torture of the Big Bang of LHC
Physicists hope to see matter reveal its true nature by smashing protons into each other by "recreating the conditions just after the Big Bang" in the new Large Hadron Collider LHC, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.
This is like the torture practised in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib to get human beings to reveal their true nature according to the simple principle: Under sufficiently high pressure the truth will get squeezed out.
Maybe there is some truth to this principle, in coffee making for example, but there is also a high risk that anything but the truth comes out: that only what is requested gets confirmed, whether true or not.
If a Higgs boson is squeezed out under certain extreme smashing conditions in the LHC, does that mean that the Higgs boson is a fundamental building block of the world? If a prisoner under torture confesses that he is a terrorist, does that mean that he is a fundamental building block of global terrorism? Any answer?