Higgs Boson

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Fascination with the Higgs boson has little to do with real science involved

By Thomas Fleming

PUBLISHED: 10:45 EST, 6 July 2012 | UPDATED: 11:37 EST, 8 July 2012

Why has the Higgs boson particle been front page news every day this week? The reason for all the publicity cannot lie in the scientific significance, because science per se--like history, scholarship, or literature--is of no interest to the press lords who tell us what to think.
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