The God Particle? Really?!?

December 3, 2006

Turns out the scientists beat us to the punch. They’re calling the Higgs boson particle the “God particle.” Apparently because it’s the particle that bestows mass into matter.

Sorry Josh. You were right.


Edit: I fixed the link. Thanks for the heads up, Dave. Those pesky backslashes, they’ll get you every time!


3 Responses to “The God Particle? Really?!?”

  1. Darmok said

    I always thought calling Higgs “the God particle” was a bit over-the-top; while if it has the theorized properties, it will play a fundamental role in the nature of matter and the universe, but it still seems insufficient to assign it such an expansive title, and it may seem especially odd if new discoveries were made in the future. And it seems to me to be a needless affront to take a respected religious term and apply it like this.

    Nevertheless, I think the Higgs boson is very cool and watch with interest as investigations continue into trying to observing it and determine its mass.

  2. Ed A. said

    I don’t want my MTV, I want my ILC! ;)

    Oh, and from what I’ve read, there are two different experiments in the works using the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN that both aim to “discover” the Higgs boson.

  3. Greg said

    If Mind authors “The Whole Show,” including thoser who love to fantasize about a “God Particle,” so what! Facts always turn into fictions once the next layer of apparent facts fall by the way side. Truth leaves a pile of rubble in its wake. Is “truth” stationary, or the unreachable, moving target. Besides, is there really anyone to “discover” anything? The show is the context for ‘everything,’ including, apparently, ‘us’ engaged in speculation.

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