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Just an aside:
Please note it is journalists who call it the "God particle".
Not scientists.
9 posted on 07/03/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by Salman
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“so they are 99.99995 per cent sure”

I’m surmising, given time, that the .00005% will be proven correct.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT by Puckster
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From Wiki:
The Higgs boson is often referred to as "the God particle" by the media, after the title of Leon Lederman's popular science book on particle physics, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

Lederman said he gave it the nickname "The God Particle" because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive," but jokingly added that a second reason was because "the publisher wouldn't let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing."

Lederman is a scientist. But you're right. It's mostly journalists who call it that these days.
14 posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:21 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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