This December, if all goes well at the Large Hadron Collider, they will be testing one of the most bizarre theories in science.

Nothing as revolutionary as extra dimensions of space-time or dark matter or even black holes that will eat the Earth.

What they will be testing is the notion that the collider is being sabotaged by its own future.

A pair of physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature itself that, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather, its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one.