Mailvox: by George, they’ve got it!

Nick comments: “It is expected that scientists will announce Wednesday that they have wholly relied on circumstantial evidence to “prove”, via inferences, beyond all resonable doubt (or, if you prefer, 5-sigma certainty) the existence of the “God Particle”.”

It will certainly be amusing if it turns out that the scientific media is reading the tea leaves wrong and CERN is summoning famous particle physicists to Switzerland in order to announce the failure of the Standard Model. But that won’t be half so hilarious as if their announcement of the proof of Higgs boson is eventuall followed by a reluctant admission that it doesn’t actually exist in spite of all their sigmas.

It seems scientists don’t pay much attention to finance, as it is remarkable how often the mathematically impossible black swan shows up to crash the party.