The God Particle
Occurred: July 4, 2012
Written: July 4, 2012
Seriously, this is a great day. Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson. Higgs boson, also known as “The God Particle” (or previously The Goddamn Particle) will help explain how matter obtain its mass. This discovery will help in unlocking the other mysteries of the universe. This particle will be added to the previously known particles that make up the universe. Now they are 25.
Now, if you ask me – am I excited? Of course. This is a discovery of a generation! There are no practical application of this discovery for now. But it will in the near future. This discovery will change our world. Remember the theory of relativity by Einstein? It took many years before its applications were realized. Remember the invention of the internet (world wide web)? Were there any noise when it is invented? Now look at us, we can’t practically live without it.
I wish, most of you can be as excited as I am. Pity, that seems not to be the case. People are more excited to nonsense things like Tom Cruise’s recent divorce, the new iPhone (remember when the world gave a tribute to Steve Jobs, but not to Dennis Ritchie?), etc. Pity. Pity…