Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Higgs Boson

Granted physics was not my favorite science. In high school I learned nothing. The only reason any of us took physics in high school was because the teacher was really cute. He couldn't teach worth a damn though. In college I had to take physics as part of my major and I dreaded it. I made a deal with a friend who dreaded calculus just as much. I got him through calculus and he got me through physics. My answer to how planes fly is wishful thinking on the part of the passengers and pilot.

However, I'm not a stupid person either and generally if I try hard enough I can make some sense out of a lot of things that do not come naturally to me. I've read several news stories on the alleged discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle and today I listened to some guy on NPR attempting to explain it. Still, I have really no clue.

I'm starting to think it just a hoax on the part of physicists everywhere to see if they can get away with talking gibberish and get everyone to ooh and ahh over it.

In other news, I did my first speed workout today. I wasn't really in the mood to run or do anything. I fell into a weird funk somewhere along the way today. I have no clue why. Was almost crying on the way to the workout. While I admit I could have tried harder on the workout, I'm glad I did it and that 20 minutes of running (only 8 of it speedwork) and about an hour total with my wonderful whacky running buddies (we attempted some core work after) pulled me right out of the funk. I'm feeling much more positive now.

1 comment:

  1. Despite having a son who is a physics major (or maybe because of it), I think you may be right that they are making this stuff up. My other theory is that they found the Higgs Boson because they believed it was they to begin with.