2 comments on “The Higgs Boson

  1. What do you mean “the GOD particle?” There is no such thing as “God!”(Atheists are great! They spend all their time tiryng to prove something doesn’t exist. If something really doesn’t exist, there is no need at all to prove it!!! Do you every hear of anyone tiryng to prove the tooth-fairy doesn’t exist?. The ones I have met have taken the time to assure me they are really the nicest people who really practice the Biblical command “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” If G-d doesn’t exist, what’s the difference! OR they say they don’t believe in G-d because how could G-d allow such suffering and injustice in the world? (Don’t tell them this, but they DO believe God, or they wouldn’t have this dilemma, how could their concept of G-d connect with this screwed up planet? (See the Book of Genesis) And if G-d really doesn’t exist why waste your time worrying about Biblical and Theological and moral issues like “suffering” “justice” or “right and wrong.”} DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE OR AM I JUST RAMBLING, HELP ME OUT HERE!

    • The term “God Particle” was coined by the physicist Leon Lederman in the title to a book he wrote back in 1993 called, “The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?”. It has been suggested that it was actually a joke in reference to the elusive Higgs Boson particle which was so very crucial to the existence of our universe, yet so elusive. He couldn’t entitle the book, “The Goddamn Particle” so he used this title instead. Most scientists (myself included) aren’t happy with the ensuing popularity of the name as it implies some kind of divinity. This is the very reason why the monotheistic right enjoys the name so much.

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