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A particle God doesn’t want us to discover

21 October 2009 | Doomsday Men | Post a comment

In a fascinating article for the Sunday Times, Jonathan Leake asks could the Large Hadron Collider be sabotaging itself from the future?

"Some physicists suggest that when billions of pounds have been spent on the kit to probe such ideas, there is little need to invent new ones about time travel and self-sabotage. History shows, however, it is unwise to dismiss too quickly ideas that are initially seen as science fiction. Peter Smith, a science historian and author of Doomsday Men, which looks at the links between science and popular culture, points out that what started as science fiction has often become the inspiration for big discoveries."

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