OK,first,I know I'm an idiot so you can save time and skip that part in your replies. I've read several write ups, links and threads about The LHC and though it's always refered to as possibly "Science's Largest Discovery" they never say WHY. I mean, huge cost and opposition, alleged global threat, death threats to employees. All of this for what? Filling some blanks on a math formula? They mention being able to observe a new particle, but what are they hoping to see it do? What's the best case scenario? By what standard can we say "yes, this huge piece of equipment did it's job"? What would the technology be likely to accomplish in the future?