The Six Billion Dollar Experiment
In honor of the LHC which gets switched on tomorrow (also my 33rd birthday)I will post an excellent video. I tried to look for the whole episode but it wasn't available (copyright infringement?) This video may become unavailable as well so view it while you can.
I don't claim to understand it anymore than the layman but one thing people should consider: The predictions in quantum theory experimentally are verified to the equivalent of predicting the width of North America to the Width of one human hair. Quantum theory is massively supported by accurate predictions. Its an incredibly accurate science.