"The modernistic searcher after meaning may be likened to a man furiously beating the earth and imagining that the finer he pulverizes it, the nearer he will get to the riddle of existence."
-Richard M. Weaver from Visions of Order, 1957
Mr. Weaver was much more accurate about the the coming Age of Materialism that he could have ever known. It would be hard to come up with a better description of the Cult of the Higgs Boson.
You can expect to see more excerpts from this excellent book on the metaphysics of culture, and the crisis of it's decay in the materialism of modernity.