It starts out with the possible discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN:
physicists have found the stuff in atoms that they have long suspected stops everything in the universe flying apart. By smashing protons together at the speed of light . . .
And ends with a rant against environmentalism:
Geology says we should let oil prospectors go looking for it, environmentalism says we should not. Greens see a threat to rare sea life at that depth and a risk of ocean pollution if an accident happens.
If it happened I dare say the Southern Ocean would deal with it much as oceans deal with undersea volcanoes and material constantly vented from the cauldron below.
Science has been dominated by environmentalism for too long. What it gained in political attention and research grants has come at a cost to its power to excite us. If a subatomic particle has opened a door to phenomena we can barely comprehend, science will be wonderful again.
At least he admits that science is something he ‘barely comprehends’, although barely might be a bit too weak an adjective.