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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at 9:28 am

The God Particle

Being a scientist, I was very excited about last week’s experiment in Switzerland.  I say scientist, I used to teach Science, and also made it to page 11 of “A Brief History in Time”, but I don’t own a Hadron collider.

Why was I excited?  Well, because a previous similar experiment led to the invention of the internet.  So, what is next?  Light energy which costs nothing?  Really, I am not joking; fifty years from now, I am certain, we will have better ways to heat and light our homes; and this will be, as a result from the experiments of September 10th 2008.  And because of the previous experiment I talked of, that statement will be allowed to float around in cyber space to prove me right in the year 2058; unfortunately, I most likely won’t be around to pick up my prize from Prime Minister Brooklyn Beckham.

Anyway, as the particle, the scientists are looking for, has been dubbed the God particle, I wonder if they would be just slightly disappointed if they discovered a very tiny God reading a newspaper and saying “Ah, yer got me, yer clever fellas” (yes, God is Irish).
And I really hope, this over analysing of life’s mysteries, doesn’t come to nothing.  It would be a bit of a set back if they just found another smaller particle, but this time, with no discernable super powers.

I am very hopeful for the experiment, however, I am also very aware of the dangers of over analysing all things, and how beautiful it can be, to just let go; that is, to react naturally without any naval gazing.  For example, on stage, I am always amazed, how great it is to be in the moment. 

Now at this point, if I was on “Thought for Today”, I would probably say something like, “analysing what makes us laugh, is a lot like this experiment in Switzerland”.  I would probably go on and quote the American comedian EB White, who once said, “that, analyzing humour was like dissecting a frog, few people are interested and the frog dies anyway”.
What made me think about this?  Well strangely enough on 10th of September, I had too much time to prepare for a corporate gig and spent too long over analyzing.  The upshot was, not one of my best gigs.
So, as my Granddad used to say, “best not go to the far end of a fart”.  Wise words indeed GD.

As I said, I do hope the experiment is a success, because it would be a shame to spend millions of pounds and after all these years have nothing to show for it.  I live in Newcastle and I can’t think of any other example of such a waste of money with nothing to show for it, can you?

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Don performs as a wedding magician, corporate entertainer, and after dinner speaker at events throughout the country. London Magician, Manchester Magician, Liverpool Magician, Birmingham Magician, Newcastle Upon Tyne Magician, Magician Surrey, Edinburgh Magician, Oxford Magician, Bristol Magician, Magician Milton Keynes, Leicester Magician, Leeds Magician, Magician Kent.