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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

Hooray for inconsequential discoveries that will have no effect on our day-to-day lives! wheee.gif

Yo douche, go check every single piece of equipment in a hospital that has a dial or switch on it. Guess who's responsible for them being there? Certainly wasn't medical science or Chemists. Breakthrough Physics always seems so far removed from what you experience in your day to day life that you assume it has no effect on your day-to-day life.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 12/7/11 at 4:08pm
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Originally Posted by zefs View Post

"if the Higgs exists, it would have a mass between 114 and 141 GeV"
How can they know it's mass if they don't know if it exists.
Damn scientists are cool...

"There's another way to phrase that and that is that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. It is basically saying the same thing in a different way. Simply because you do not have evidence that something does exist does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn't exist."

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."

both Donald Rumsfeld quotes. Two of my favorites.
 
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Originally Posted by dido714 View Post

today? probably not.
In the future is when things like this will be used, after the laws have been worked out i think it should have many uses/effects for the future.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Just like relativity or quantum physics!
....except we use them every day in CPUs and GPS.... wink.gif
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particle physics lead to the development of MRI machines, and those aren't completely useless right?
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Tell me that you're just trolling...
Your posts are often fairly intelligent or well thought out, so I find it hard to believe you wouldn't see the importance in the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, even in our every day lives...
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I wonder if people said the same thing about electricity back in the day.
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Yo douche, go check every single piece of equipment in a hospital that has a dial or switch on it. Guess who's responsible for them being there? Certainly wasn't medical science or Chemists. Breakthrough Physics always seems so far removed from what you experience in your day to day life that you assume it has no affect on your day-to-day life.

doh.gif LOL, oops! I could have sworn I typed /sarcasm.

Sorry all, I was just being sarcastic! I shall edit...
    
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far ved from what you experience in your day to day life that you assume it has no affect on your day-to-day life.
The correct word is effect pal.
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far ved from what you experience in your day to day life that you assume it has no affect on your day-to-day life.
The correct word is effect pal.

Sorry bolded the wrong part. These new forums are annoying.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 12/7/11 at 4:18pm
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Ok, let's end the definitions arguement. It should be effect.

1. If you are talking about a result, then use the word "effect."

•Example: What effect did the loss have on the team?
2. It is appropriate to use the word "effect" if one of these words is used immediately before the word: into, on, take, the, any, an, or and.
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It's used as a verb, not a noun... Who dun learn you how to spoke?

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"There's another way to phrase that and that is that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. It is basically saying the same thing in a different way. Simply because you do not have evidence that something does exist does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn't exist."

Invalid on this case. Yes we don't know if it exists, so it may exist afterall, but having set the mass of something that you don't know if it exists doesn't sound right to me.
It's like setting the mass of a planet you haven't discovered.

But again they are scientists, so they must be right rolleyes.gif
    
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"if the Higgs exists, it would have a mass between 114 and 141 GeV"
How can they know it's mass if they don't know if it exists.
Damn scientists are cool...

Since most of my posts are never responded to I will not write a wall of text smile.gif. Here is a link to help you partially solve why and how scientists can do this:
http://www.benbest.com/science/standard.html

Pretty plain english, if your post was sarcasm, then ignore.
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giga-electron volts?

What the heck is a giga-electron volt lol
    
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