LHCHolger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, have proposed that the universe itself may be acting to prevent the Large Hadrin Collider from operating, in order to prevent us from discovering the Higgs boson particle.

Apparently, this is not mysticism, but grounded in various concepts of quantum physics a little too strange for my little brain to grasp.

They are proposing that we take a deck of a million cards, where one says “we promise not to operate the LHC”, and all the others say “Go for it, blow up the universe, see what I care” and pick one at random. And that we don’t go forward with the experiment if we get the first card.

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