“Discovery for the Sake of Discovery”
Please read a very eloquent piece by Lawrence Krauss called Discovery for the Sake of Discovery. It is published in SEED magazine as part of a series on the LHC. Krauss makes a most basic and fundamental justification for high-energy physics experiments – they are an important example of what is good about our civilization. For me, this is the real reason why we should do particle physics, both on the experimenal and the theoretical side.
But don't waste time reading my comment – read his article please!
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