Chad Orzel: Particle Physics Requires Faith.
Really? My bad. I didn’t get the joke. I’m not sure whether that says something about a lack of sense of humor on my part, or difficulty in conveying humor in online print. Sorry.
Here I thought it just took curiosity. Okay, incredible patience and skeptical inquiry too. But faith? Do particle physicists know what the data will show, or do they ask and find out?