The Cult of the Higgs Boson, Revisited

On July 8th 2014, I posted the following QOTD:

"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.