- Scientists at the LHC at CERN have been playing games with their colleagues regarding the likely energy levels of the Higgs boson.
- At the Lepton Photon conference in Mumbai, these same scientists are now saying their results are less statistically significant than they first thought - a statistical quirk is how they describe the data that led to their initial reports.
- By doubling the amount of data used, they've moved from 2.8 to 2 sigma significance.
- Despite this decrease in certitude, they're claiming that this loss of certitude is actually giving them a better chance of finding the so called "God particle" in the near future.
We can only hope that the other research teams will stop taking the bait and recognize a red herring when they see one.
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