Dave Twentyman - It’s all quantum physics to me!

University College London Professor John Butterworth, a scientist on the Atlas experiment,stands with a model of the Large Hadron Collider in London

University College London Professor John Butterworth, a scientist on the Atlas experiment,stands with a model of the Large Hadron Collider in London

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HELLO, once again I’ve gone on a bit of a ramble but if I make you smile just once reading this then I’ll be a happy man.

A big story this week was the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle by scientists.

Let’s be honest, most of us read that headline thinking it was a new rock band or a Swiss footballer.

Apparently this particle weighs 125.3 gigaelectronvolts. I know, I’ve absolutely no idea what weight scale that is either.

I’m still using grams and ounces but I reckon it’s still probably heavier than a Ryvita.

For all the incredible advances that scientists make in our understanding of the universe, it seems that some religious leaders seem to be pulling in the opposite direction.

I don’t want to sound like I’m bashing anyone but one last week was actually blaming all the recent flooding on God’s anger with the recent pro-gay laws.

Come on, it’s 2012. I can’t believe these people are still allowed to spout their bigoted views.

I think it should be highlighted that there as been no flooding in Brighton.

I WAS talking to an American lady on Friday night at a venue in Colchester.

She really liked my accent and asked where I was from. I told her I was from St Helens but when she tried to repeat it she was saying it completely wrong.

So I said it’s spelt exactly the same as Mount St Helens, the volcano that erupted in America back in the 80’s. Her reaction was “Oh my god, you guys have a volcano”?

I know I should have corrected her at this point but she was doing my head in a bit with not listening properly.

So unless she researches it she’s going to believe we have an active volcano called Mount Billinge.

Thanks for reading ...