I love, and have strong confidence in, science. But sometimes scientists are pretty loopy. They’re human, after all.

Maybe the reason I’m having so much trouble on my current software project is because my database design is abhorrent to nature.

Did a Time-Traveling Bird Sabotage the Hadron Collider?

In a series of audacious papers, Nielsen and Ninomiya have suggested that setbacks to the LHC occur because of “reverse chronological causation,” which is to say, sabotage from the future. That papers suggest that the Higgs boson may be “abhorrent to nature” and the LHC’s creation of the Higgs sometime in the future sends ripples backwards through time to scupper its own creation.