Wondering about wild grapes

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wondering about the Higgs boson.

I guess we humans just can't let things be, we have to dig deeper and deeper and deeper.  Sometimes I think all this information buries us in an enormous pile of information.  But for over 20 years scientists have been searching for the theoretical "Higgs boson" particle.  They call it "the God particle" because they say it is the foundation that everything else is built from.  Kind of makes me wonder what the Higgs boson particle is made up of. . .  Oh, I guess in another 20 years or longer someone will come up with that answer, but then there will be someone around like me who will wonder what that other something is made up of, etc., etc. etc.

Why were they searching for this elusive particle?  They were trying to solve the question of what causes gravity.  OK, you may say, mass causes gravity.  But what causes mass.  Now they say the Higgs bosom is what gives things mass and that there are a lot of particles out there that don't have mass.  You know, like photons (that is if you believe that photons are a particle and not a wave form).  OK, that is enough wondering about such stuff for now, my head is starting to hurt.  Too many things being discovered and thought up that is way beyond my understanding.  I guess that is why I wonder about them.

On a lighter side, you have to read Hermit Jim's blog today.  He will put a big smile on your lips if not a loud laugh out of your mouth.  You just never know what he is going to come up with but you can be sure that it is always interesting.  Now, all of you go rest your minds and have a really great day.  For you MsB, it is around 50 this morning and clear and sunny.


  1. I'm guessing the more they look, the more they will find. Their models are due for a serious reworking.

  2. Yep Sixbears, I am not sure how they knew what this particle was because it only lasted for a thousandth of a second.

  3. Yes HJ's post was an oldie but a goodie.
    It always makes me smile...

  4. I guess that they want to blow up stuff in a round about way!

    Some things are best left alone!

  5. I think I read today that they found two Higgs Boson particles. I don't know the significance of that and guess it'll be a long time before I do. I'm still trying to get my head around quantum theory.

  6. TFT, that was the first time I heard that story and got a good laugh out of it.

    HJ, could be but I have a wondering mind and my curiosity never gets weaker.

    Gypsy, the Things is suppose to be the building blocks of very thing but quantum theory is too strange for my simple mind.