Remember how the media covered the discovery of the Higgs Field? Right now everybody is silent, except mags like Scientific American.
"Privately, a lot of people think that the situation is not good for SUSY. This is a big political issue in our field. For some great physicists, it is the difference between getting a Nobel prize and admitting they spent their lives on the wrong track."
Alessandro Strumia, physicist
“Supersymmetry is such a beautiful structure, and in physics, we allow that kind of beauty and aesthetic quality to guide where we think the truth may be.”
Brian Greene, physicist
Beauty works very well for fashion, music, painting, and even some parts of mathematics and physics can benefit from it, but not always. Beauty in physics easily leads to oversimplification. In the case of supersymmetry, the yin-yangness of the theory is obviously attractive, but nature likes to play hide and seek and reality isn't always that simple. In the words of the great Robert Anton Wilson:
"reality is what you can get away with"
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