Nice story in the NYT on the Higgs Boson and other Large Hadron Collider myths.
“… a funny thing that could make us to believe in the theory.”
“… craziness has a fine history in a physics …”
“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” (Bohr)
“an effort to show how the universe as we know it, with all its apparent regularity, could arise from pure randomness”
Why does the latter self-evident fact need further demonstration anyway ? Crazy.