The godless particle

  • Article by: Jeffrey Weiss
  • Updated: July 10, 2012 - 1:39 PM

The way the Higgs boson got the divine title 'God Particle' is something of a joke in the world of physics.

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davehougJul. 10, 12 6:23 PM

Both the scientist and the theologian search for the truth. God is Truth. Religion and science are not at odds.

lalahemJul. 10, 12 6:38 PM

Empirical science is not at odds with God; it proves him. As was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. space/time

gunflint55Jul. 11, 12 2:04 AM

My brothers and I were fortunate to have taken several classes from the late Mulford Sibley, one of the greatest philosophical minds to ever grace the University of Minnesota. Sibley, a Quaker, believed that metaphysics; where science met spirituality, would provide the answers our species has searched for since our first symbolic thought. One of my brothers now works with the Higgs boson team at CERN and in Chicago. In his 30 years of intense study since hearing Sibley's lectures, he says he has found nothing to disprove Sibley's assertions. Metaphysics isn't about proving the existence of Jesus, Muhammad, or Thor. It's about finding answers and comprehending their larger meaning. Yet another reason not to vote for Mitt. He will scuttle all "non-practical" scientific studies and use the money to buy a few more rockets to shoot at our enemy of the week. Luckily, CERN is controlled by the Europeans. Our own collider at Fermilab was shut down earlier this year. Congress cut off the funding.

owatonnabillJul. 11, 12 5:20 AM

As the knowledge of Man increases, the line between Faith and Science becomes increasingly blurred. What, after all, is the difference between The Big Bang and "Let there be light"?

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