Generally I’m a supporter of pure research, even in cases where there may not be an immediate, industrial benefit from the results. You never know what you might learn. And even leaving aside for a moment the impression that this sounds like an idea that was cooked up while smoking pot with that professor from Animal House, Fermilab does a lot of cool sounding research. But a year’s worth of high energy inteferometer experiments to see if we’re all a digital illusion? Let’s recall for a moment who is footing the bill for all of this.
As one of the taxpayers who is presumably paying for some small part of this, I’m fine with it. I’ve always wondered about the possibility. Eliminating it would be a good thing, I think, because eliminating uncertainties about the nature of reality is always a good thing from my point of view.
I’d much rather see this that yet another “study” rigged to support the contentions of the global warming religion, whatever they might be on any given day.