Higgs Boson Research Explained With Cool Cartoon

I can’t say I understand all of this but it’s fascinating to try:

Go to PhD Comics for individual images from the video.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.carlo52 mikecarlo

    Awesome, thanks. Now if only I could remember all that to explain to others.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

      My plan is to watch it twenty times so it sticks.

  • wholething

    Now I know precisely twice as much about the Higgs boson as I did before.

  • Tyrant of Skepsis

    As someone who works in this field, I was extremely impressed by that video. It basically gets all the science right, goes quite in depth, and mentions all the important aspects almost entirely without white lies. The information density is so high that I could just about follow what was being said, so I imagine someone who is completely new to this would have to watch it 50 times until it sticks. So yes, do that, it’s excellent :D

  • jillpoke

    That was fantastic, it made a bit of sense to me too.

  • gabforums

    Really fascinating stuff, something that I really liked were the “we don’t know” and the “we search for the evidence”‘s that the scientist used. That’s something that a theist can never understand, that we’re OK not knowing, and that we examine the evidence before accepting something as true. A theist can’t live with uncertainty and will therefore try to plug that hole in our knowledge of the universe with a fantasy god, but a fantasy is something that apparently they can embrace and feel good about.

  • http://magicthomas.com Jawbone

    Nice surprise here. A very neat step by step explanation of the processing in comic fashion. Though it gets somewhat Ph.D. in places it is still informative and gives the less knowledgeable a rare start into a very complex study and investigation. congrats on a job well done.

    Tom…retired biology teacher.