On a blog discussing recent comments about a somewhat significant event at LHC, the blog’s author talks what another SUSY enthusiast has written. SUSY, for those who don’t already know, is short for Super-Symmetry, a theory allied to “string” theory, or, better yet, “superstring” theory.
The LHC was supposed to turn up the elusive Higg’s boson (the so-called “God-particle”), and to detect, as well, supersymmetric particles, which are particles sharing certain properties with other known particles, but existing in different quantum states (spin and charge, e.g.). Well, they haven’t shown up. So what is a good SUSY enthusiast to do?
Well, interestingly enough for the ID/UD community, it’s to rationalize away the results.
We, thought it was just Darwinists. But now the physics community is getting into the swing of things.
Here’s what the blogger writes concerning our SUSY enthusiast:
Peskin goes on to argue though that the thing to do is not to abandon SUSY since it hasn’t shown up where it was supposed to, but to “acknowledge that, to test SUSY, we must search over the full parameter space of the the model”. The obvious problem with this is that the “full parameter space of the model” is huge, containing all sorts of corners that will never be accessible to the LHC, or that can be made arbitrarily difficult to rule out, requiring intensive effort from LHC experimenters for decades to come.
You see, these supersymmetric particles are out there—-somewhere. We just don’t have a complete record of the energy sectors where they might be hiding.==== (The reason that we don’t find fossil intermediates is because the fossil record is so incomplete.) (Even though positive selection can’t explain how these protein changes came about, the completely random process of neutral drift has provided all of the needed raw ingredients for evolution to take place.)
Science is unraveling. It’s become a religion.