Ms. P.H. sent this interesting article from the U.K.'s Daily Mail. It seems that Stephen Hawking has crunched some numbers and concluded that at a certain threshold the Higgs boson could destroy...well...the entire universe:
Finding the 'God' particle could destroy the universe, warns Stephen Hawking
Now, fortunately, Professor Hawkings reassures us that no one has built a planetary-sized particle accelerator big enough to set this boson baking "big bang" into motion:
"The professor did add sarcastically, however, that such an event is unlikely in the near future.
"He said: 'A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.'"
But there's a problem here and I hope the reader will have caught it, for a few weeks ago I reported on another development in the wonderful world of fairy tale physics that some physicists have been dismayed over the results of the Large Hadron Collider experiments, and their inability to find not only the Higgs, but several other particles predicted by the theory.
In fact, you'll recall that some physicists are upset enough that they are starting to propose even more radical theories, by removing dimensionality from their equations, particularly where length and gravity are concerned. Again, imagine removing the four-dimensional Einstein-Minkowski dimensional metric(measure) from General Relativity, or the Planck Length from quantum mechanics, and you get the idea of how radical some of these proposals really are. (see THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS: REVIEWING THE STANDARD MODEL).
You'll recall from that blog the following statements:
"The new scale symmetry approach rewrites the beginning of that story. ‘The idea is that maybe even the Higgs mass is not really there,’ said Alessandro Strumia, a particle physicist at the University of Pisa in Italy. “It can be understood with some dynamics.”
“'The concept seems far-fetched, but it is garnering interest at a time of widespread soul-searching in the field. When the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Laboratory in Geneva closed down for upgrades in early 2013, its collisions had failed to yield any of dozens of particles that many theorists had included in their equations for more than 30 years. The grand flop suggests that researchers may have taken a wrong turn decades ago in their understanding of how to calculate the masses of particles.'"(Emphasis added)
Let's go further back in LHC history to the period just before they "turned it on." You'll recall that some concern was voiced in Germany about the whole experiment, predicting similar dire consequences if they "turned it on." The concerns were overridden of course, and the device was indeed turned on...
... then just as quickly turned off. We were told at the time that the LHC had experienced a rupture in one of the cooling wraps around the large magnets. At the time, I publicly expressed some doubts about this explanation (on George Ann Hughes' The Byte Show
) and proposed that the LHC scientists may have encountered some phenomenon that starkly challenged some of their assumptions, a view perhaps corroborated to some extent by the developments outlined in my blog THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS: REVIEWING THE STANDARD MODEL
So what do we have? It appears at the minimum we have an obfuscated story, one beginning with vaguely expressed misgivings prior to the LHC being activated(see for example If The Large Hadron Collider Produced A Microscopic Black Hole, It Probably Wouldn't Matter
, or an even more strange and bizarre list of pre-activation concerns here: German court rules that Large Hadron Collider cannot produce black holes, physics agrees
), then quickly turned on, and then back off, and a story that is obfuscated thereafter: did they find the Higgs, or not? Some say yes, some say no, but even on a "yes' interpretation, there remains the thorny problem that they have not found a lot of other things predicted by the standard model.
So hence my high octane speculation of the day. What if, for example, Professor Hawking's threshold of Higgs instability is much lower?
Or, as the THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS: REVIEWING THE STANDARD MODEL
story suggests, what if they discovered something (which they're not yet talking about) which suggests to some scientists that the equations of their standard model need to be recast without things like "dimensionality" and metrics being a factor. What if the "tear" in the coolant mechanism in the LHC that was reported as the reason it was so quickly shut down after its initial activation was a tear of a very different
sort? Then there was the strange case of the science fiction series Flash Forward
which seems to have been based, in part, on these types of ideas. In the series, a large particle accelerator (and in the book of the same title upon which the original series is based, precisely the LHC), is turned on, and the entire world population, with a few significant exceptions, blacks out for 137 seconds (fine structure constant enthusiasts take note!), causes chaos and upheaval around the planet, and most people jump forward in time while blacked out to see their future. The series - in this blogger's opinion an entertaining one - was cancelled after only one year due to low ratings.
These are all "what ifs"... and huge ones at that. The bottom line for me is that the recent stories surrounding the LHC, the Higgs, and the new theories convince me that CERN has clamped a large veil of security over at least some aspects of what they've been finding. Either that, or the scientists involved in any degree are not entirely forthcoming, floating this balloon and that theory, while the real concerns may all be being quietly voiced by huddled heads over coffees in the cafeterias. And maybe we've been given some glimpses of the concerns from Hawkings et al.
There may be, in other words, a murkier story going on behind the scenes.
See you on the flip side...
my last comment on this topic: are we to assume God is just the size of a particle?
Are you implying God needs to be more than that? What size must God be then? And what form of measurement would you measure him by? Dr. Farrell …..help!
Looking for the God Particle isn’t going to be found by a glorified particle accelerator. It’ll be locked away in a demensionally secured vault. You’d have more chance of finding it with the Nazi bell than this futuristic weapon of mass destruction disguised as a science project.
The ancients had their gods to explain The Universe, and we have our particles.
Let me guess: they also will find “an error in the equations”…
A very interesting article here re: the conundrum of the quantum observer effect, positing a new/old “pilot wave” effect to explain the wave/particle randomness: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140912120634.htm
As for the purported Higgs boson, didn’t CERN claim with quite some hoopla that they’ve actually found it? Just what is its “official” status? Proven or not?
It could well be that CERN has encountered strange and perhaps dangerous effects, but then something so big and complicated breaking down when first plugged in is not too far from the realms of possibility either.
Personally, looking for a particle that in theory imparts mass, when one still can’t explain gravity, indicates that one had better question the validity of said theory.
When German courts start ruling on black holes, we are truly going “through the looking-glass”. And will somebody appeal to a higher court?
umm, shouldn’t they have thought the possibilities and the dangers through before going into all of this? Did they think it was harmless since it’s small scale? And they even have a statue of shiva, destroyer and transformer so they say..
I think you’re spot-on with your assessments, Dr. Farrell; can’t remember source anymore (was awhile ago) but CERN was supposedly shut down (at least for a while) because the ‘CERNies’ were getting too close to something that was scaring the Bejeezus out of them-
Maybe it was starting to “LIFT”, aka “The Bell”.
Maybe they dimension peeked and saw H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu
Maybe they tried something that showed weapon potential and as the good Doc has speculated, consciousness / mind / gravity manipulation.
Let’s build a LHC……………….Check
Get Billions of money to build it…Check
Start it up…………………….Check
Start it up again, problems………Check
Shut it down……………………Check
Eh, lets have a re-think…………Check
Start it up again……………….Check
Eh, need more money……………..Check
The wonders of quantum mechanics: debt-based funding seems to be both the input and the output of all these huge facilities…
How are the results “zip”?
Was it James Shelby Downard who had it that the observers cage at the prime focus of the 200 inch Mount Palomar telescope was used to initiate Saturn/Sirius cult members by the light of said celestial bodies?
Michelle Obongo is coming out, turns out she is a he, as the late deceased Joan spilled her beans, and ironically died from a deep throat operation…..so,
Michael Obama for president and Barack for the first transvestite in the oval office
funny how this works….bara bara cuda…Jaws
I’ve also been made aware of this concept/report; nothing surprises me anymore; I came to the conclusion a loong time ago the weirder, more bizarre, outrageous, preposterous, outlandish (insert favorite adjective) a concept/report initially seems the more truth there most probably is behind it
Jedi, probably the Nazis are behind that. :/. People no not dare to thing otheriwse. But take a look at this: http://www.tomatobubble.com/id686.html
The Nazis… sure.
By the way, and regarding physics, do search Dr. Judy Wood. You will find a curious detail about the good doctor.
Ah… things are getting clearer by the hour…
Wasn’t there was a story about the Large Hadron Collider spotting particles going faster than light hush up. I just wonder what embarrassment official science is covering up now. Situations like this form a large meme in science fiction stories. So what mess did our know it all marching morons gotten us in now and why are they trying to brush under the rug now.
those are some great articles doctor, and the comments too.
Tyeing it all together, takes time. I really have sympathy for you Dr., knowing all that you know, and not being able to discuss it openly…such a burden it must be.
I wonder what discoveries are going too be yielded from Alexanders tomb that was recently discovered. Appears parts of it are circular, and i wonder why, all the statues have there noses removed….I wonder who did that, or why is it so important to conceal. What could a nose know? Reminds me of a flintstone cartoon, where a horse race is decided in a photo finish by a nose. The moral was dont “bet” on the races.
thats all fine and dandy theories but what about the military applications, that is what it was built for.
I like your out-of-the-box thinking jedi.
i have been accused of being a circular thinker. ring around the rosies, pocket full of posies and they all fall down….
tip toes through the 2 lips..lol
As you probably know jedi,
when it comes to the “old” nursery rhymes,
there is a DEEP meaning/history within.
old as the hills on grainniers chest…you can find them at mount rushmore.
why did Guy Fox after being strapped to the puller, out of the white tower, have his nose sand papered off by the mud? His jewels roasted on a coal fire, mock hanging and then ripped to shreds by 4 horses…
chestnuts roasting on a open fire…jack frost nipping at his nose.??ring any bells ..for who do those bell toil?
I remember some stories saying that the experiments were sabotaged by agents from the “future”. That the “reason” were as out there as the collider particle signatures themselves were.
Looks like the basic model is where the sabotage took place in the past by agents from the black research projects, with access black-ops. The “purposed” wrong turn is now being questioned by some “real” science. How many times have the mainstream scientist been given the wrong map?