The Higgs Boson Is Like…Justin Bieber? A Giraffe?

Our favorite ridiculous physics analogies of the past week.

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Fernando1958
Fernando1958

I think Eliana Dockterman has a problem with Cara Santa Maria. The analogy was pretty clear. Everybody knows what a bomb is and that the residues are at a minimum and confusing when doing an investigation (CSI anybody?).

Saying that Cara used an "incredibly complicated metaphor" is a bit far fetch.

Anybody that reach Cara's website has the intelligence to understand the metaphor she used... well, all except one :P

stevlich
stevlich

I didn't see anything wrong with her explanation of the Higgs Boson. Of course nothing cool is ever discovered like electricity flowing backward or anti-gravity.  Everyday life is far too brutally logical to wake us up from the induced coma that eventlessness produces.