By Cory Doctorow at 12:18 am Sat, Sep 13, 2008
It’s so cute! Not threatening at all!
It’s filled with gravel – notso suitable for babys crib I would imagine!
So cute! Like a unicorn! Exactly like, in fact.
Maybe the Higgs Boson exists, and maybe it doesn’t, but no matter what, they’ll keep looking for it, no matter what the results of their experiments are. One of the things it will help explain, if it exists, is string theory, which a lot of the smartest people believe in, but also a lot of the smartest people are starting to think is a dead end, the alchemy of the 21st century. Even Newton believed in Alchemy, and it led to modern day chemistry and physics, but it was, at its heart, nonsense. String theory proposes lots of great ideas, but most of them are untestable, and will remain untestable forever. Hopefully there will be an offshoot of string theory that will lead to something more than just an exercise in navel gazing.
Wow! SO accurately described, it’s like they had a photo and an introduction :)
Ten dollars for a sack of gravel.
Now THAT’S a bargain!
My friend, Fred, asks: “Does it come with it’s own plushy black hole?”
this year’s must have toy
I already knew the universe was made of wool and gravel.
This is so cute! I want one to go with the I survived the LHC experiment tshirt i got from http://www.madscistuff.com
Acutally I think i’ll need another shirt for the higgs boson too :P
So this is the face of God? I’m strangely comfortable with that.
I just tried to order one, but their online store wouldn’t let me have the shipment tracked….
vorpalchick @ 9 – we haven’t yet survived even one collision, so far they’ve only sent the beam round in one direction at once. The end of the universe had been “tentatively scheduled” for the 21st of October, but it’s ahead of scedule at the moment, so we could die sooner! :D
i hope you kept the reciept for your t-shirt…
Before my son was born, I never could remember the word for pre-term labor (â€Braxton Hicksâ€ contractions) and kept calling them â€œHiggs boson contractions.â€ They do sound similar when itâ€™s late at night and you think youâ€™re about to emit a new person.
sammich @ 12
LOL did you check out the http://MadSciStuff.com website? They memtion that collisions will start on October 21 and they even have a guarantee that if the world does get destroyed in the end, all evidence that you bought one of their ‘I survived’ t-shirts will be destroyed to save you any embarassment haha! There’s no risk :P Your cash will be destroyed too so… LOL
But I think you have completely missed the point of these tees. It is to defy the silly media and people who jumped at the first chance of spreading spreading such a dumb and sensational story.
RE OP: This is awesome. It was only a matter of time.
its filled with gravel?
the gravel gives it mass…so…the source of mass in the universe is gravel?
Hawkings bet $100 they never find the Higgs. So stock up, put them on ebay in 20 years, along with the jars of universal ether.
vorpalchick @ 9 + 14 oops! Hands up for posting an unresearched cheap joke… (I hadn’t followed your link) …but we have SO LITTLE TIME LEFT for such nicities :O(
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