The Large Hadron Collider at CERN was scheduled to begin colliding protons in 2009. Two of its main goals are to look for both the Standard Model's Higgs particle and super symmetry's sparticles. An objective overview of these theories, along with string theory, reveals the precarious balancing act that high-energy physics is in because of theorists' attempts to explain away fine-tuning which points to an intelligent designer. Ironically, their foundational theory is rooted in a faith in very large numbers that they hope will cancel out impossible odds
A study by the University of California, Irvine, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, has suggested there may be a fifth force of nature that could be found by the large hadron collider in Geneva. Study lead author Jonathan Feng said: "If true, it's revolutionary.
"For decades, we've known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces.
"If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter."