The ‘God particle’ – The Key to Understanding the Universe

Big news this week…

 

 

…and, a little levity:

 

8 Responses to The ‘God particle’ – The Key to Understanding the Universe

  1. Roger Wolsey July 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    As far as I can tell, they’re like a combination of community organizer, gravity enhancer, and social butterfly. In a nutshell, God particles are part Obama, part Bono, and part Marilyn Monroe.

  2. Kevin Perez July 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Is there nothing religion will not claim?

    • Roger Wolsey July 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      Kevin, as I understand it, it wasn’t “religion” that claimed that phrase, but rather, the marketing people who worked with the scientists who first theorized them.

      • Kevin Perez July 7, 2012 at 10:37 am #

        Hello Roger. Yes. Marketing people, media people and a ton of hype to confuse and confound the rest of us into believing…whatever.

        My preferred source for a layman’s take on this stuff is Michio Kaku. According to him the search for the Higgs boson is about efforts to finalize the standard model. He says the standard model only accounts for 4% of the matter and energy in the universe and that it doesn’t consider gravity.

        Because it speaks with only one voice – authority – when religion speaks people listen. So I wish religion would stick to its knitting. It looks pretentious when it speaks about big things that don’t relate.

  3. pamela chaddock July 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Love the levity, Mike:) How’s this gravity for a science-religion BOTH-AND… I call it rational faith:

    (42:1.2) Matter—energy…are but diverse manifestations of the same cosmic reality, as a universe phenomenon is inherent in the Universal Father. “In him all things consist.” Matter may appear to manifest inherent energy and to exhibit self-contained powers, but the lines of gravity involved in the energies concerned in all these physical phenomena are derived from, and are dependent on, Paradise. The ultimaton, the first measurable form of energy, has Paradise as its nucleus.
    — The Urantia Book

  4. Roger Wolsey July 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    Physics comics to the rescue!
    http://www.phdcomics.com/higgs

    • pamela chaddock July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

      Cool, Roger.
      End point…who’s your DATA ?!?!!!!

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