Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who else was getting some apocalyptic nerd-love last night when the team at CERN powered up their new Large Hadron Collider toy? "You know, the world could end any moment now, just as soon as those two proton beams annihilate each other in a dark matter fusion reaction ripping apart all the atoms in the planet's gravitational field. It would be a shame to spend maybe our last few hours in the universe watching this repeat of Lost. Maybe we should, I dunno, fool around a little....?"

If the idea of empirically verifying the existence of the Higgs boson in the quantum chromodynamic vacuum doesn't get your loins tingling just a little, I don't even know you.