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Comment: Re:pull the other one (Score 1) 691

by Dizigel (#29735545) Attached to: The LHC, the Higgs Boson, and Fate
Also along the Occam's Razor line, wouldn't something like the particle beam failing to focus tightly enough be a more likely example of the universe failing to "let" the event occur? ("Focusing the beam" might be the wrong mechanism but basically I mean something closer to the actual event rather than a superconducting failure perhaps 100's of meters away from the actual collision.)

Comment: Natural Occurrence? (Score 2, Interesting) 691

by Dizigel (#29735465) Attached to: The LHC, the Higgs Boson, and Fate
Isn't one of the defenses of the safety of colliders such as the Large Hadron that natural collisions at even higher energy levels happen all the time in the universe, just not in front of a sensor that can accurately measure it? Therefore, scientists aren't doing anything that isn't "supposed" to happen. Or maybe it's the _observation_ that isn't supposed to happen. (-;

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