Re: The Higgs Is Found

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Twitter account is actually @derpParticle
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...pleasebetrolling, pleasebetrolling, pleasebetrolling...
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Wow, I assumed most fundy xtians would be offended that something was pompously called "the God Particle" --(which is actually short for "that God-damned (hard-to-find) particle", of course)-- but that some actually think that goofy name is now somehow sicentefic proofs of their particular deity is hilarious! Go Edukashun!
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Concrete thinking and the inability to to anything but think literally is the golden sign of incurable stupidity.

This is why religion speaks so easily to the stupid.
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Never underestimate the power of The Stupid...
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Jaw hits floor, and rolls away...
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My head hurts... you were right.
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Isn't the only reason they "discovered" it now so that cash strapped eurocrats can finally shut down the CERN moneypit?

Here's your Nobel...you have 3 days to comply with the posted eviction notice.

The US stopped building colliders and smashers two decades ago. That science really was settled!
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"Pongu" appears to be a troll, judging from his other tweets on a variety of subjects. And actually a lot of the other tweets were sarcastic. @homophobes for science this is not.
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This is why I get upset when the media (or scientists for that matter) try to be "smart" and give things overly simplistic non-analogous names. The "Seven Daughters of Eve" was the same way. You have no idea how many times I had to explain to fundies that "No, we have not found 'Eve'. There is no 'Eve'. I could explain it to you but since you are resolved to only use two microns of brain power to comprehend the issue and only read the title/headline and not any of the actual content, I am not going to devote even one micron of my brain power to you. Now shut up and go away."

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Ah but to be 15 years younger and I would troll the hells out of those people. Can we give the Ig Nobel prize to a collective of people? And the winner is "Twitter idiots for their tireless work of spreading the word of physics".
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‎"Lederman said he gave the Higgs boson the nickname "The God Particle" because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our final understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive," but jokingly added that a second reason was because "the publisher wouldn't let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing.""

From the wikipedia article about the book that coined the phrase. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Par…
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Yeah, I heard that before . . . .

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinside…
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Inigo Montoya said it best, "I do not think that word means what you think it means."
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@15 Sorry to be a nerd, but I think the correct quote is: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
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I'm sure someone with the name killcops247 might only be saying things to get a reaction.
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This is precisely the outcome that filled me with foreboding and preemptive rage the first time I heard people calling the Higgs "the God particle."

Stupid assholes will find plenty of things to be stupid assholes about without handing them that kind of golden setup.
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That is the most depressing Twitter feed I've ever read. Stuff like that makes me embarrassed for my species.
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The stupidity just makes me sad.
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Why on earth does everyone assume that every other person they encounter is being totally straightforward and sincere about everything they say? Use some Higgs-damned critical thinking skills when reading this stream, people.
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I just took a god dump. That proves it.