Photo of John Ellis’s office at CERN

Hat tip to Dr Woit, who spotted the message on the skeleton in a CERN news page about the crisis in theoretical physics.  John Ellis, CBE, FRS is the James Clerk Maxwell professor of theoretical physics at King’s College London.

Photo credit: Sophia Bennett CERN photo of John Ellis (freely usable for non-commercial purposes; since CERN is funded by taxpayers).Sophia Bennett CERN photo of John Ellis

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Enlargements of the political message of dogmatic consensus based “mainstream science”. Inflation and SUSY are complex epicycle type interpretations of evidence which survive by dominating the landscape, effectively squashing attempts to get the mainstream to investigate other options that actually work and make useful predictions that have been confirmed afterwards.