Physicists are more than 99 percent sure that they’ve found a new elementary particle that is likely the long-sought Higgs boson.
Evidence for the new particle was reported today (July 4) by scientists from the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Researchers reported they’d seen a particle weighing roughly 125 times the mass of the proton, with a level of certainty that all but seals the deal it’s the Higgs boson.
“This is indeed a new particle. We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found,” Joe Incandela, spokesperson for LHC’s CMS experiment, said in a statement. “The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all of our studies and cross-checks.”
Its discovery represents a major step forward in our understanding of why the universe exists as it does, with matter clumping together to form galaxies, stars, planets and us, scientists say. [Top 5 Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson]
(full article –> http://www.livescience.com/21380-higgs-boson-particle-lhc-findings.html)
RAY: I have been reading up on the god particle. It might interest folks to know that the name given it was “god damn” particle but the name was shortened to the “god particle” and a new meaning for the name was given in doing so. Originally it was out of frustration for how hard it was to find the particle. Later it was a suggestion that the particle itself replaces the need for a God of creation. How a material created thing can replace its maker I can never figure out the logic of it. If it is true this mysterious particle gives mass to invisible things then I must assume that the creator created it just as he did all the other particles with each of them functioning according to the design He has given them. While this particle is an interesting discovery, I don’t think it disproves God anymore than the discovery of DNA does anything other toward that goal. If anything it continues to show the further layers of complexity that the designer our Lord Jesus Christ has utilized in the creation of all things.
John 1 - 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him not even one thing that came into being has come into being.
I find the Bible’s explanation of God’s purpose in revealing invisible things rather interesting. It seems that God knew that men would discover hidden things. But God seems angry in this passage that men do not come to right conclusion to what they discover about His creation.
Rom 1 - 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness; 19 because that which may be known of God is made known in them; for God has shown it to them. 20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead (Holy Trinity); so that they are without excuse: 21 Because, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their reasonings [imaginations], and their foolish hearts were darkened. (SKJV - available at www.bibledoor.com)
The following article gives also gives an interesting analysis about the desire of the scientists to disprove God.
Big Bang For The Bucks as “God Particle” Sought
by Christian Post Guest Voices
In a news conference the researchers stated that they have compiled vast amounts of data that “show the footprint and shadow of the particle (the one that started the whole thing) all but proving it exists, even though it has never actually been glimpsed.” (?)
Rob Roser, who leads the researchers, said, “The results can be compared to finding the fossilized imprint of a dinosaur. You see the footprints and the shadow of the object, but you don’t actually see it.”
Isn’t that similar to the testimony of a Christian who gets pounded by these same people for believing in something that cannot actually be seen? As Descartes might say, “Mr. Roser thinks this, therefore he is.”
Then the most telling of all, Joseph Lykken, a Fermilab Theorist said that their theories are a concept intended to explain a riddle: “How were subatomic particles, such as electrons, protons and neutrons, themselves formed? What gives them their mass?” Excellent question.
A similar question was posed by Carl Sagan, a scientist who falsified experimental data to try and disprove God. In his book, The Violent Universe, he gave this scientific analysis with an unexpected twist:
Scientists have narrowed down the mystery of creation. All that seems to be necessary is some hydrogen gas at the beginning. We understand how the hydrogen condenses into a first generation of stars, how these stars cook heavier elements in their interiors, how these heavy elements are spewed out in supernova and other explosions to enrich the interstellar medium, and how subsequent generations of stars and planets form from the hydrogen and heavier elements…And yet there’s the beguiling problem: Where did the original hydrogen come from? (highlights mine) Carl Sagan
It was unnecessary to spend 10 billion bucks to try to find out. The answer is found in The Bible which can be purchased for less than $10.00 in many bookstores. That is where the REAL God Particle can be found.
Rev. Austin Miles, an active chaplain in Northern California.