Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, December 31, 2012

Higgs Schmiggs

Thanks to Marcus Nilsson I have now read this piece in The Guardian. As I've been reading these past few months, the Higgs, far from completing the gaps in the Standard Model, turns out to be a kind of monster that distorts the entire field. Fantastic example of the phenomenon–thing gap, key to Kant and core of OOO.

The Standard Model Higgs is just a necessary hysterical symptom of a correlationist view in which measurement makes things real. I like the line in the Guardian piece about an elephantiasis of mathematization.

The electric universe hypothesis sounds an awful lot like Bohm's implicate order, of which I've been a huge fan. Watch the videos.

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