Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Michael Rivero, Political Commentator, Explains the God Particle and the Epoxy Theory of the Creation

Atom smasher.
Yesterday, I wrote about Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physicist who believes his knowledge of physics and its applications enables him to predict the evolution of terrestrial civilization and its political transformation.

Today, I draw attention to Michael Rivero, a political commentator who believes his knowledge of the uses and abuses of power enables him to interpret the latest findings from the world of experimental physics.

The following quote suggests to me that Rivero's claim is the more credible.
The Big bang is not science. It is religion disguised as science.

The claimed Big Bang is inconsistent with Einstein's theory of General Relativity. But the religiously deranged segment of society are unwilling to accept that those child molesters in the funny-looking robes might just be fibbing about a life in Heaven after a lifetime of slavery here on Earth. So there is a great desire to find a magical way around the paradox between Einstein and the theory of a Supreme Moment of Creation (without actually using the "G" word) and that desire now focuses on the Higgs Boson, a mythical construct that allows the universe to be created without any mass at all, thereby evading the unpleasant problems of gravity wells and escape velocities exceeding that of light itself.

It's a lot like epoxy cement. God creates two tubes (one of which contains the Higgs Boson) and tosses them into the universe where the tubes mix to make normal matter with mass and gravity, but not until everything is safely spread out so that the gravity produced by the epoxy, I mean the normal matter, doesn't suck it all back into a black hole.

There have been several claims of having found the Higgs, all of which proved premature, and scientists are always claiming to be on the verge of finding it, their excitement not unlike small children ready to open their Christmas gifts.

But here is the problem. With their latest machines and the energies they are running at, should something pop out that looks like a Higgs Boson (hard to detect because it must be massless to escape the singularity of the proposed Big Bang) there is no proof that it existed before that moment.

Particle Physicists like to joke that studying matter with accelerators is like smashing two mechanical watches together and then figuring out what the watch looked like as the gears fly out. But if you smash those watches together hard enough, individual teeth may fly off the gears and be mistaken for new pieces of the watch even though they never existed as a separate components prior to that collision.

So there is a real risk that physicists may look at a broken tooth from a gear and see a Higgs Boson, because that is what they so dearly want to see, and as Climategate proved, scientists are as biased by their desires as anyone else.
Source (which includes "A pictorial history of really expensive (and failed) attempts to connect with the gods!)


  1. Are Physicists Smart? Disciplined professionals serve power - a good old article:

    1. That's a great post. Physicists are undoubtedly the stupidest scientists on the face of the planet, with the possible exception of all the others.

      But it is true that they generally fail to cope well with messy real world problems.

      That's one reason, I think, why Richard Feynman seemed so unusual. He tried to understand lots of things, not just some incredibly obscure mathematical thing that meant nothing to anyone but another physicist, and which could only be put over on the public with some bogus analogy or promise of future benefit.

  2. Good stuff... The dogma of science equals that of religion. It's not just the physicists. Challenge the Darwin crew and they come out in a rash... All theories but spread as gospel. The religionists are equally guilty...