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God Particle or Hype Particle? What the Higgs Boson Means to You

Of all the reactions to CERN’s announcement that scientists found only “tantalizing hints” of the so-called God Particle, the gossip site Gawker had the most amusing headline: Can Scientists Just Find the God Particle Already?

Meanwhile, some devil’s advocates have also argued that the discovery of the Higgs Boson may not live up to all the hype, at least not anytime soon. Chief among these skeptics is Columbia University Mathematical Physicist Peter Woit, a critic of string theory who told Big Think this discovery won’t have any practical implications in your life—for now.   


Watch the full Big Think interview with Peter Woit here:  


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