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How does the discovery of the Higgs boson affect our real life?

Some times people in general have the feeling that the cutting-edge science does not affect the real life. I mean, how does the housewife or the cab driver are affected by researches as Higgs boson or strings theory? What is the real impact on the price of food, the school taxes or this kind of real thing and ordinary?

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  • Nov 25 2013: Ahhh the sweet sound of the hidebound...If you keep calling things you disagree with "twaddle" you are sticking comfortably with the majority. There was a time when virtually every person on Earth thought it was flat. "Twaddle" was what was spoken by the round earthers. If I am certainly wrong, then you must be certain that the Higgs Boson exists...I thought it was a theory? By the way I have no interest in proving the existence of any God
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      Nov 25 2013: "There was a time when virtually every person on Earth thought it was flat. "

      when was that time? and if you would be so kind to give some references too.
      • Nov 25 2013: Please do not contend that the flat Earth comment is a thing I invented. There are countless references to that belief. You can find them yourself quite easily. There was thought to be a 95% certainty that the Higgs Boson had been proven when the discovery was first announced. Room for doubt then? Obviously not in your version of reality.
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          Nov 25 2013: no it is not your invention, it is a common misconception. actually the knowledge that the earth is round is so old, it predates written history. in ancient greece, they took it for granted, it was not news at all. in ancient egypt too. columbus was rejected by the scholars exactly because they knew the circumference of the earth to great precision, and they knew that it was impossible with the technology of the time to cover the distance. and they were correct.

          so far you contributed two false statements to the debate. care to give us some more?
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          Nov 25 2013: are you the kind of guy that believes that wikipedia is not to be trusted? because i'm not going to dig up any other resources. the catholic church believed in the world model of ptolemy, which is a spherical earth, geocentric system. sailing by the shores is easy, you can stop at any time, get fresh water and food. sailing more than 7 months on open sea was not something they could pull off at that time easily. columbus was very lucky to find an unknown land, or else they would all die. any more myths to perpetuate? i recommend advocating that different parts of the tongue sensitive to different tastes. or that there are five tastes. or that there are five (or six) senses. go ahead, you have plenty to choose from.
        • Nov 27 2013: I must concede the point that not virtually everybody in the world thought it was flat. I am new to on line discussion, and realise that generalisations lead to misunderstandings. I read the same references as you did only after I had made the assertion. You are right to correct me. Thank you for not taking the opportunity to belittle me.
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