“We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.” Bernard Williams, British philosopher (1929 – 2003).
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Ready for ET
Never mind elusive bosons what about hard to find extra-terrestrials? Last week saw people with an interest in the search for intelligent life beyond planet earth meet at SETICon2 in Santa Clara, USA. Like Higgs, ET was not observed, but the conference highlighted that we are now in a better position than ever before to find evidence of its existence. I like positive thinking, England football supporters have survived on it for years.