"Listening to the radio can be so much fun. The latest example occurred just a few minutes ago when I heard national news commentator Harley Carnes announce that it's not newsworthy when a deadly and prolonged heat wave, like the one we just endured, finally goes away.
The reason, says Carnes, is that no one needs a headline to let them know that it's cooler outside or that we all feel better now. Can't argue with that. Firm grasp of the obvious for sure!
Here's another. Anyone who has listened to or watched much news lately, has probably heard about that giant swarm containing 6,000 of the world's foremost scientists who think, that at long last, they may have actually discovered the elusive "God Particle". Remotely akin to the long sought missing link between man and ape, the God Particle is thought to hold the secret to such things as what gives objects their mass, what holds the universe together, and perhaps most importantly, contains the potential to reveal how the universe got its start. One currently popular theory, of course, is the so called Big Bang -- the belief that our universe began with a massive explosion.
This latest search for the God Particle involved the construction of a seventeen-mile-long underground tunnel housing a $10 billion machine known as the Large Hadron Collider. During the past 24 months, scientists have really poured the cobs to this phenomenal new machine; repeatedly setting the shots, pulling the trigger, and analyzing the gigantic mountains of data resulting from an astounding 800 trillion warp speed, proton-to-proton collisions. Boil it all down, sweep away the chaff, and the heretofore undiscovered God Particle suddenly emerges for all to see -- Well, not for sure; it's actually more like sorta kinda maybe.
Although we can't yet say for sure that this is really it [the God Particle] there are some things we can be fairly certain of, says Kaku. The universe did begin with a big bang, a colossal explosion [of energy?] creating a very bright light. Regardless of the final outcome of this latest experiment, scientists feel as if they've never been closer to the truth. Kaku summed it up this way --- If this latest effort does fall short of providing positive proof as to what actually caused the bright light explosion that was the origin of the universe, then science has "at least found the fuse".