|Why would we want to escape?|
My oldest son, John, called the other day from college where he is studying physics.
He excitedly asked if I had heard the latest news. "No," I said, thinking he was referring to some natural disaster or political event. He continued, "My professor just got back from Switzerland after working on a team at the Hadron particle accelerator. He said he had some exciting news but couldn't tell us until it came out in the international media."
I paused, then said, "Okay, what was it?" John grew more excited, "He was on one of the teams that did calculations proving the existence of the Higgs Boson particle. It's supposed to be something like the old concept of ether that scientist believed in 200 years ago. It's like an energy field present everywhere, so there really is no such thing as empty space. All the sub-atomic particles move through it like an object moves through water." I listened patiently as he added, "They also call it the god-particle, but I don't really know why."
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