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Friday, September 12, 2008
Stephen Hawkins is Such a Wet Blanket....
The large Atom Smasher is getting a bunch of press because there is talk that it could find the "God Particle," that is responsible for matter and life. Well, arguably the smartest man in the world thinks that won't happen. British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has bet US$100 that the Large Hadron Collider, will not find the elusive particle seen as a holy grail of cosmic science. Boooooo!!!! Way to rain on everyones parade Stephen. I think that Hawkins is just salty that he was not asked to be the guy to turn the machine on for its first run. What a snub!!
Hawkins seems to think that a failure to fing the Higgs Boson God Particle would be more exciting because will show something is wrong, and we need to think again. That Hawkins always needs to be the smartest guy in the world. Why doesn't he just allows other peoples brains to have the spotlight once in a while. I bet they didn't invite Hawkins on purpose. They were probably like "don't invite Stephen, he is such a debbie downer, plus the Large Hadron Collider is not wheel chair accessible yet."