Stephen Hawking Doesn't Think the Higgs Boson Is Interesting Enough

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Professor Stephen Hawking is not impressed by the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year. First, it lost him a $100 bet. Second, he would’ve been happier if a more “interesting” solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered.

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In a speech at the Science Museum in London where he was opening an exhibit all about the Hadron Collider, Hawking said of the newly famous near-mythical boson:

“Physics would be far more interesting if it had not been found... I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn’t be found. The Nobel Prize cost me $100.”

Some people are never happy, are they? [Metro]

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LilAlGhul

I's it me or does Hawking come off as the most pretentious asshole scientist in the history of ever? Its like he rolls around with this arrogant ego wherever he goes. YES i understand hes basically the go to guy for physics but i feel like every time he's proven wrong, he just goes "whatever, it doesn't matter if I'm correct or not. i still know more then you and there's other stuff out there you don't know about." like some type of card/palm reading physicist who says "yes, i'm totally 100%, without a doubt sure that something will happen to you in the future."