Higgs boson, lack of imagination, modern science.


The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests these pip-squeaks, dubbed techni-quarks, are likely lurking in the universe. (1)

We insist on seeking smaller and smaller particles.
We purchase the vision of a man who wanted to be blind (Democritus).
But he had imagination.
We do not. We are just followers.

In an era of dullness, what is more logical than to dig deeper and deeper in the place you are stuck?

We are afraid to go anywhere beyond.
We are afraid to change place.
We like it here with our particles.
It is cozy…

And yes, we will continue “discovering” new particles for ever.

Because once you analyze something into parts, there is no way you can stop…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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