Crothers, Stephen J.
Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
May 4, 2013
Reports of the discovery of the Higgs boson have been very cryptic, contradictory, shrouded in ambiguity, refer to different types of Higgs bosons, multiple Higgs bosons, and Higgs-like particles, and are often accompanied by mock-up images that contain not one iota of scientific information. Very disturbing is the revelation that scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)made several videos for press release in advance of any announcement, for various different outcomes, so that they could choose to release the video they wanted to present to the world in the press release on the 4th July 2012 reporting on the performance of the LHC. One such video briefly appeared on the CERN website on the 3rd of July 2012, the day prior to the official announcement, and was very quickly removed, but not soon enough to prevent wider knowledge of its existence. Even the CERN Press Office did not know what the scientists at the LHC would report to the world on the 4th of July 2012 and admitted the existence of several different advance videos for different possible reports. Who leaked the video is not publicly known. Then there is the issue of replication. Who has the capability and wherewithal to independently replicate the experiments at the LHC in order to ascertain the veracity of the reports by the people at the LHC? Without independent experiment replication the people at the LHC are at liberty to tell the world what they please.
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