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Rock Star-Turned-Physicist Trades Keyboard for Atom Smasher

It could be that the mechanism for generating mass is actually not the Higgs (but something else) and that would actually please a lot of scientists. Because what scientists really want to do is see something that they don’t understand. They don’t really want theorists to predict something and then they go and find it. Really what they want is to be confused. It’s kind of a profession of always finding something that you can’t explain or you don’t understand. It’s like being an explorer: You want to go somewhere that you’ve never seen before and that shakes and excites you.

That’s an attitude that seems woefully lacking in the popularly cited Evolutionary Biologists and Climatologists lately.  They seem to fear and dread results that differ from the theory.

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