I'm trying to figure out what word was cut out of this quote from an article on the Large Hadron Collider that's supposed to go online next week. The article is really about the death threats that some scientists have received as the start date grows closer, but this response from Professor Cox of Manchester University is what really caught my eye.
According to Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University, the public animosity is so severe that American Nobel prize winning physicist Frank Wilczek of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received death threats. Professor Cox, typically sedate, adds irritatingly, "Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a t---. "What word could that be? Twit? Turdmonkey? Tosspot? Put your suggestions in the comments.
Oh, and while you're at it, enjoy this short musical explanation of what the Large Hadron Collider will actually do, courtesy of the youtubes.