The announcement out of Switzerland that science may have cracked one of the big mysteries makes me very happy.
Lawrence M. Krauss said the following yesterday when asked about the possible discovery of the Higgs Boson. I think it says it all...
"...First, it caps one of the most remarkable intellectual adventures in human history — one that anyone interested in the progress of knowledge should at least be aware of.
Second, it makes even more remarkable the precarious accident that allowed our existence to form from nothing — further proof that the universe of our senses is just the tip of a vast, largely hidden cosmic iceberg.
And finally, the effort to uncover this tiny particle represents the very best of what the process of science can offer to modern civilization..."