For this reason, physicists seek higher and higher speeds for the beams.
The higher the speeds the higher the salaries which is really what physicists seek when you cut the beliefs out.
Actually, it's a nice metaphor for marriage. The higher the ego energies the shorter the half-lives of relationships. And the products of the collisions get more and more wierd.
The fear of God replaced by the fear of physicists who are all, unfortunately, human and thus subject to the usual exigencies. As are their lickspittals and lackeys. The new priesthood. With their own algebra. Services nightly on the Discovery Channels. Painless collections. Christian musical accompianment to wow the stalls.
It's a pity Charlie Drake or Tommy Cooper are not still with us. They could have explained the LHC to the public much better than has hithertofore has been the case.
One wonders when their private lives are going to be investigated like everybody else's in the public eye is.