Lawrence Krauss wrote an article on the Dawkins site.
The Hunting of the Higgs: what is it and why does it matter?
Well worth a read.
“First, the short answer:
If the Higgs is discovered, it will represent perhaps one of the greatest triumphs of the human intellect in recent memory, vindicating 50 years of the building of one of the greatest theoretical edifices in all of science, and requiring the building of the most complicated machine that has ever been built. That’s the good news. But if the Higgs is all that is found at the LHC, it will mean that the other crucial empirical guidance that physicists now need to try and understand truly fundamental questions about our existence—from understanding whether all four forces in nature are unified in some grand theory, to determining what may have caused the Big Bang—will still be absent. Answering these questions may be beyond our technical and financial capabilities in this generation.
Now for the long answer:”http://richarddawkins.net/articles/6442 ... -it-matter
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