The God Particle

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Re: The God Particle

Postby Sprocket » December 15th, 2011, 1:00 pm

:lol:
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Re: The God Particle

Postby GregB » December 15th, 2011, 2:17 pm

Pondero wrote:There is no place on threads I start for adolescent type jokes of a sexual nature.

I'll decide what jokes - "adolescent" or not - I put in on a thread, Pondero, not you. That someone starts a thread does not imply that they have control over its content. I agree that one shouldn't waylay a serious thread with excessive frivolity but the odd light-hearted comment amidst more serious contributions surely isn't out of place.
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Re: The God Particle

Postby Pondero » December 15th, 2011, 2:39 pm

No-one can stop anyone really from posting what they like except the moderators. But, some things are in bad taste and I don't like it!
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Re: The God Particle

Postby GregB » December 15th, 2011, 2:43 pm

OK, Pondero, you've made your position clear. Here's mine: Please spare me your prudish considerations of what constitutes bad taste.

That's all.
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Re: The God Particle

Postby Lyn » December 15th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Higgs was one physicist, Bose (Satyendra Nath Bose) was another. Nothing offensive about any of it. Nothing offensive about light hearted banter either, especially from fellow believers. Lighten up or Santa won't be coming down your chimney.
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Re: The God Particle

Postby Sprocket » December 15th, 2011, 10:50 pm

I should've twigged, as Greg says, that it was 'Bose' with the usual '-on' suffix, as in proton, electron, muon, gluon, strollon, rockon, moron, etc.
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Re: The God Particle

Postby Lyn » December 15th, 2011, 11:45 pm

Like Sprockson, or Pyjamason.
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Re: The God Particle

Postby GregB » December 16th, 2011, 8:57 am

It's fortunate that Bose had a nice, short name that could be easily and succinctly adapted to 'boson'. Imagine if, instead of that Indian physicist, it had been an English scientist with a cumbersome double-barreled name. The Higgs Cholmondeley-Featherstonehaughson doesn't have quite the same ring to it. :o
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Re: The God Particle

Postby Lyn » December 16th, 2011, 1:59 pm

Chumleyson? Not too bad.
Plumson is better.
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Re: The God Particle

Postby Palaeologus » December 16th, 2011, 2:32 pm

Higgs Boson wanders into a church and is accosted by an angry layperson.

"We don't want arrogant blasphemers here! "God particle", indeed! You should leave!"

"All right" shruggs Higgs, "but you can't have Mass without me".
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