The Boson Fights Back
August 29, 2012 § 3 Comments
Over the past few weeks, masses and masses of people have suddenly become subatomic particle theory enthusiasts. Why, might you ask? Well the recent findings of the Higg’s boson, or the God particle, of course. If the unimaginably microscopic dimensions of atoms were not mind-boggling enough, physicists have further narrowed down the world as we know it, finding something in what we see as nothing. They have literally been able to find the building blocks of empty space, and the cause of mass accumulation, a compositional net of God particles. Of course, I summarize the role of the boson after only watching several videos, but the simplified idea of defining nothingness is very attractive as a science-fiction story. Perhaps the Higg’s boson had been hiding. Were we meant to peek behind the curtain of mass?
Horror stories of familiar things turning on us have been all the rage lately (See zombie movies, The Day after Tomorrow, The Happening). So imagine if such an event happened at an even deeper level, a level that pervaded the entire universe. Perhaps dark matter fought back. Whether humans begin to lose mass and the chaos ensues, or the air suddenly becomes more dense, the consequences could be universal. Playing upon Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, assume that humans may not have been designed to fully uncover the truths behind the building blocks of life, and for that we must pay the price (Queue the intense music…).