Yes, scientists exclaim, there is a 'God particle'

  • Article by: BRIAN VASTAG , Washington Post
  • Updated: July 4, 2012 - 9:08 PM

Long-sought Higgs boson seen as key to understanding how universe works.

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halfabubbleJul. 4, 12 9:38 PM

Please stop calling it a "God particle". It has nothing to do with God, it has everything to do with how matter has mass. The only reason it has been associated as the "God particle" is because of an editing decision made by an editor after the scientist who wrote the book really wanted to call it "the God damn particle" because it has been so difficult to find.

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jcray21Jul. 4, 1210:50 PM

So this is like midi-chlorians and soon we can start using the force. Science needs to discover how to manipulate the Higgs Boson now.

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cootoriginalJul. 5, 1212:52 AM

what it means is that the scientists have a lifelong pot of money to work with. Like I said before, if they didn't hit it this time around word was they were looking at a bust in the CERN. Good thing they found what they wanted to find. This may drag on for billions of $$ and decades before we really know the truth. And I love science. I just am skeptical of the timing.

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tomtom02Jul. 5, 12 2:56 AM

Given the combined "spooky" nature of quantum physics with scientists' perpetual propensity to question, there shall always be the next milestone and deeper understandings. Ultimately, to KNOW may not improve or change anything, but you have to appreciate the effort all the same.

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farmeretteJul. 5, 12 7:13 AM

This is wonderful, wonderful news!

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mrnice50Jul. 5, 1211:43 AM

This is wonderful, wonderful news!.... How so? Did it reduct the national debt? Did it eliminate unemployment?

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wickeywackeyJul. 5, 12 6:50 PM

"Did it reduct the national debt? Did it eliminate unemployment?" No, and neither did "God". It's great to know that somewhere in the world some folks use their brains to the fullest.

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arielbenderJul. 5, 12 8:33 PM

mrnice50Jul. 5, 1211:43 AM This is wonderful, wonderful news!.... How so? Did it reduct the national debt? Did it eliminate unemployment?_________I guess the fact that scientific data has continued to advance our culture escapes you, huh?

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thehoffersJul. 5, 12 8:34 PM

"The CERN physicists did not see this new particle directly, because it disintegrates too quickly."- Hmm, sounds like an act of... faith, based on recorded observation. Much like one would observe recorded evidence of other faith based phenomenon, eh?

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ipmuttJul. 5, 12 9:43 PM

Here is the fact, if there is energy there is mass. All of this started from some form of mass. There is no god partical, someone created the mass to begin with. You can not get something from nothing. The mass that started it all was there and your God created it. No other way. Simple.

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