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December 21, 2011

Searching For The God Particle


This is an ATLAS particle detector. It is huge and there are six of these detectors located throughout the large Hadron collider at the CERN facility in Switzerland. The six ATLAS devices will hopefully be used to detect the Higgs boson, AKA the God Particle.

Silly me, I always thought a boson was some kind of Navy guy. They're pretty easy to find, especially late at night when they've been drinking.

In any event,scientists think they are finally getting close to grabbing one. What they'll do with it is anyone's guess. Hopefully the boson will be in a good mood and not knock them on their ass.

9 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

God particle? Be careful what you ask for.

Doom said...

No doubt Nickie. Then again, I see God particles everyday. When I look into the mirror, when I look into even the faces of bad men. They are only bad, I must guess, because they can't or refuse to see it.

If they really want to see bits of God, perhaps they need to stop looking and start seeing. Oh, let them play. The Lord knows I'd love a toy like that myself.

Sugu said...

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Andy said...

Hopefully, that "particle" will be held providentially, just out of our reach.

sig94 said...

Nickie - even of they can apprehend this elusive "whatever it is", they will still fail to comprehend the hand of the Creator behind it.

Because God has created order in the universe, Man is able to discover the laws that maintain this order. But it requires diligence and much effort. And whatever God has chosen to cloak in mystery regarding His Creation, Man can not reveal.

sig94 said...

Doom - Christ revealed the personality of God to us. Yet, to see God as He actually is - it's a fearful thing.

sig94 said...

Andy - sometimes Heplays with us. Like playing with a pet cat, dangling a favorite toy at the end of a string only to yank it away when we get close.

I sometimes wonder what those scientists really think about all this effort and how difficult it is to get to the basis of foundational truths like "What is mass?"

Kid said...

I believe we are barely in the infancy of understanding while many others think we are near the pinnacle.

I always remember Einstein's quote -
Science without religion is lame, Religion without science is blind.

sig94 said...

Kid - you could be right. God created the universe by speaking it into existence. Suppose they ultimately find nothing more than a dictionary?