"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds."
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:47 AM
I've been following the LHC progress for years, i remember how excited i was when it first became operational and the possibilities of what could be found. Saying that, whenever i tried to explain to someone how utterly amazing and revolutionary this machine was people just didn't seem to give a ****. Now in 2012, they have found a particle that they "believe may be the Higgs Boson" and every other jackass out there is spamming that they found the "god particle" and how amazing it is(including several i tried to explain this to years ago). **** you all. this must be what a hipster feels like.
Agreed, when the cell was discovered, the technology was insufficient to realize that the cell was composed of many smaller organelles and was much more complex than just a little blob of jelly. When the atoms that compose the elements were postulated, and then discovered, they were not found to be homogenous particles, they were composed of electrons, neutrons and protons and for a while that was assumed to be the limit of the composition of matter. But with ever increasing technology we are able to see deeper and deeper into the world of the extremely small. I know little about particle physics, however, it would not be surprising to find these subatomic particles are composed of yet still smaller particles, but at what point technology will be incapable of seeing or detecting the infinitely small remains to be seen. Perhaps this missing piece of the subatomic puzzle with lead to a unified field theory, one of the "holy grails" of physics.