Higgs boson makes me nervous. I get the feeling that one day this particle will either bring great change or great destruction. I feel that, once we harness it, it could hold a revolution in energy but it will be weaponized. Remember when they tested the first hydrogen bomb. Many scientists believed it could cause a chain reaction that would ignite atmosphere and destroy the earth yet they tested it any way.
Or, I could be totally wrong and the Higgs boson could be nothing at all.
Still, scientists have not worried me much in the past, but this one gives me a bad feeling.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971