Archive for July, 2014
Building on Plato, Aristotle used genus (γένος) and species as philosophical categories. A genus was a category and a species was a subcategory of a genus. At the time, the two terms were just as often applied to inanimate things as to living ones. Then, as now, the term has continued as a mystery looking for a definition.
We Shouldn’t Be Here
After spending more than $6 billion on constructing the particle collider in western Europe, known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to unravel the greatest mysteries in physics, the evidence is seemingly pointing to one astounding fact – “the universe shouldn’t exist.”
Physicists Peter Higgs and François Englert, working on the most expensive experiment in the history of science, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the long sought after Higgs boson or Higgs particle, which is pivotal to the Standard Model of physics, in 2012. While the evidence continues to validate the existence of the particle, ironically the evidence may unravel the Big Bang theory for the origin of the universe.