Two scientists in Hawaii have sued to stop CERN scientists from playing with their particle accelerator. (Story here.) Not much to add to Simon’s analysis of the jurisdictional issues (here); this will be a purely non-substantive blog post.
Scientists spent about a dozen lonely years, making friends with their textbooks and foresaking any semblance of a normal life to get to be the people who play with the really cool toys. Let them have their fun. If they are amiss with their calculations and the world ends, who cares? Isn’t it a small price to pay to not have to hear B. Hussein Obama talk about “change”?