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  • Nobel-Winning Physicist Rebukes Atheist Extremists

    10/13/2013 11:40:21 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 18 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 13, 2013 | JP
    The atheist community hailed last year’s scientific confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson, for which the British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs was co-recipient this past week of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Higgs had theorized, all the way back in 1964, that there must be something that gives subatomic particles their mass, which enables them to form atoms, which, in turn, form molecules, all of which is integral to creation as we know it. That something turned out to be the Higgs boson. And its discovery, declared Dan Barker, co-president of the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation, an...
  • Higgs Boson, Key to the Universe, Wins Nobel Physics Prize

    10/08/2013 6:58:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2013 | Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander
    Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle that explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets. The insight has been hailed as one of the most important in the understanding of the cosmos. Without the Higgs mechanism all particles would travel at the speed of light and atoms would not exist.
  • Prof Peter Higgs: Boson is not ‘God’ particle (offended by name because he’s atheist)

    04/09/2013 1:30:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | Monday 8 April 2013 00:00 | Clare McKim
    Scots scientist Professor Peter Higgs has urged the public to stop calling the Higgs boson the “God particle”—because he is an atheist. The scientist came up with the theory of a sub-atomic particle, since dubbed the Higgs boson, which would explain the mystery of how things have mass. But he wants people to stop referring to it as the “God particle” because he does not believe the particle holding the physical fabric of the universe together is the work of an almighty creator. …
  • Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

    03/14/2013 5:32:41 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 73 replies
    AP, via Drudge ^ | March 14, 2013 | AP
    GENEVA (AP) - Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson - a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe is the way it is. They made the statement following study of the data gathered last year from the world's largest atom-smasher, which lies beneath the Swiss-French border outside Geneva. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that what they found last year was, indeed, a version of what is popularly referred to as the "God particle."
  • The ‘God Particle’ and God (Without God, major scientific discoveries have no meaning)

    07/10/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2012 | Dennis Prager
    They found the “God particle.” That was the headline splashed all over America’s news media. It turns out that the name actually derives from substituting “God particle” for “goddamn particle,” the original name some scientists had given the elusive particle. But the media adopted the former nomenclature. Why? Because otherwise the bulk of humanity would not pay attention. Physicists went nuts. And no one can blame them. For decades, they have searched for the particle that may explain why there is any mass in the universe. And 10 billion dollars was spent on the machine that probably proved its existence....
  • Evidence of Higgs Boson 'God Particle' Disproves Religion or Supports Creation?

    07/08/2012 6:10:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2012 | By Nicola Menzie
    Scientists in Switzerland announced on July 4 that they had finally made remarkable progress in their search for the Higgs Boson particle, a particle physicists believe holds the answer to how the universe came into being. Some have suggested that the "God particle," as it is also called, could put an end to arguments supporting creationism, while others insist the hunt to prove the Big Bang theory actually complements the biblical account. Here are some facts about the 40-year project and what its most recent "discovery" may mean. WHAT'S THE FUSS AND ALL THE EXCITEMENT ABOUT? Two teams of scientists...
  • American Accelerator's Last Hurrah: 99.8% Certainty God Particle is Found

    07/05/2012 8:30:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | July 3, 2012 7:58 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Tevatron presents strong evidence Higgs boson was observed, but LHC needed to provide final verificationTomorrow, while America celebrates July 4, mankind worldwide may celebrate a separate momentous event -- the discovery of the legendary Higgs boson. I. Riding Into the Sunset -- Tevatron Goes Out With a Bang The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will tomorrow hold a special press conference at 9 a.m.  The event will provide an update to the world on the progress in the search for the critical particle using the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most expensive laboratory apparatus in history.  Many physicists...
  • Scientists Announce Discovery of ‘God Particle’

    07/04/2012 2:34:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/12
    A progress report from the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator has declared that the Higgs boson, dubbed the “God particle,” has been found. The discovery of the new particle is a major step toward confirming the Standard Model used in modern physics. Professor John Womersley said, “They have discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson… That is confirmed...."
  • God Particle is 'Found': Scientists at Cern Expected to Announce Higgs Boson Has Been Discovered

    07/03/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | July 1, 2012 | Rob Cooper
    Full Title:God Particle is 'Found': Scientists at Cern Expected to Announce on Wednesday Higgs Boson Particle Has Been Discovered Scientists at Cern will announce that the elusive Higgs boson 'God Particle' has been found at a press conference next week, it is believed. Five leading theoretical physicists have been invited to the event on Wednesday - sparking speculation that the particle has been discovered. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are expected to say they are 99.99 per cent certain it has been found - which is known as 'four sigma' level. Peter Higgs, the Edinburgh University emeritus professor of...
  • Has the 'God Particle' Been Found? Major Announcement Expected Tuesday

    12/13/2011 8:13:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/13/2011
    The world of physics is abuzz with speculation over an announcement expected Tuesday, Dec. 13, from the CERN laboratory in Geneva -- home of the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The announcement, planned for 8 a.m. EST, will address the status of the search for the elusive Higgs boson particle, sometimes called the "God Particle" because of its importance to science This particle, which has long been theorized but never detected, is thought to give all other particles mass. Scientists at the LHC have been hoping that when protons inside the machine collide together at extremely...
  • Scientists Abuzz Over Controversial Rumor that God Particle Has Been Detected

    04/22/2011 9:57:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 4/22/11 | Mike Wall
    A rumor is floating around the physics community that the world's largest atom smasher may have detected a long-sought subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle." The controversial rumor is based on what appears to be a leaked internal note from physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland. It's not entirely clear at this point if the memo is authentic, or what the data it refers to might mean — but the note already has researchers talking. The buzz started when an anonymous commenter recently posted an abstract...
  • Large Hadron Collider rival Tevatron 'has found Higgs boson'

    07/12/2010 4:13:37 PM PDT · by TaraP · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | June 12th, 2010 | Tom Chivers
    Rumours are emerging from the rival to the Large Hadron Collider that the Higgs boson, or so-called "God particle", has been found. Tommaso Dorigo, a physicist at the University of Padua, has said in his blog that there has been talk coming out of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, that the Higgs has been discovered. The Tevatron, the huge particle accelerator at Fermi - the most powerful in the world after the LHC - is expected to be retired when the CERN accelerator becomes fully operational, but may have struck a final blow before it becomes obsolete....
  • Big Bang Machine Felled by Frenchman from the Future (quixotic quest to find 'God Particle' fails)

    11/23/2009 7:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 702+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/16/2009 | Anthony Sacramone
    So efforts by scientists to re-create the big bang — that moment, if one can speak of a moment, as in time, before there was time, or at least a decent wristwatch, when energy, or some hot gooey primordial stuff, spewed out a burgeoning universe, eventuating in the birth of galaxies, the advent of life, and the eventual cancellation of Charles in Charge — have failed once again. It seems that the quixotic quest to find Higgs Boson, once thought to be the front man for an Air Supply tribute band, but which turns out to be the “God” particle,”...
  • God and the particles of doom

    10/25/2009 6:25:32 PM PDT · by delacoert · 44 replies · 1,110+ views
    Get Religion ^ | October 24, 2009
    As we all know, as as numerous stacks of research have shown, only really stupid, illogical, fact-challenged people believe that God played some meaningful role in the creation of heaven and earth. Right?I mean, facts are facts and journalism is all about the facts. Still, I am happy to report that the New York Times ran an essay the other day that opened the currents of science just a bit and showed us the kind of things that linear, logical scientists think about when things go bump in the dark, or when they go bump in the light. This is...
  • Large Hadron Collider to start again, but costs rise in race to discover 'God Particle'

    06/05/2009 5:15:33 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 32 replies · 998+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/5/2009 | Richard Alleyne
    The Large Hadron Collider is to be run flat out throughout the year in order to make up for lost time and to beat an American rival to finding the elusive Higgs Boson – known as the "God Particle". The £4bn particle accelerator, which broke down last year, was to be turned off in winter to reduce energy demands during peak electricity prices. But the delays and the news that a smaller less powerful accelerator at Fermilab in Illinois is closing in on the particle has meant it will continue running throughout the year – at an extra cost of...
  • Physicists get closer to finding the 'God Particle'

    03/13/2009 8:04:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 2,200+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/09 | AFP
    CHICAGO (AFP) – Physicists have come closer to finding the elusive "God Particle," which they hope could one day explain why particles have mass, the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced Friday. Researchers at the Fermilab have managed to shrink the territory where the elusive Higgs Boson particle is expected to be found -- a discovery placing the American research institute ahead of its European rival in the race to discover one of the biggest prizes in physics. Physicists have long puzzled over how particles acquire mass. In 1964, a British physicist, Peter Higgs, came up with...
  • LHC Might Not Be Back Online Until 2010 or Later (Large Hadron Collider)

    12/01/2008 6:10:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 1,282+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/1/08 | Mark Wilson
    When the LHC first went down, it was believed that repairs could get the system up and running by April 2009. Then we saw repairs pushing the timeline back to summer 2009. But now, CERN has arrived at a fork in the road regarding LHC repairs. According to spokesperson James Gillies, the complicated repairs can be simplified into modest Plan A and Plan B approach. Plan A is a quick and dirty fix, getting the particle accelerator online as quickly as possible (late summer 2009) at the cost of operating at lower power. In this scenario, 3 of 8 pressure...
  • 'God particle' may have been seen

    03/11/2004 4:45:23 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 123 replies · 732+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Wednesday, 10 March, 2004 | By Paul Rincon
    A scientist says one of the most sought after particles in physics - the Higgs boson - may have been found, but the evidence is still relatively weak. Peter Renton, of the University of Oxford, says the particle may have been detected by researchers at an atom-smashing facility in Switzerland. The Higgs boson explains why all other particles have mass and is fundamental to a complete understanding of matter. Dr Renton's assessment of the Higgs hunt is published in Nature magazine. "There's certainly evidence for something, whether it's the Higgs boson is questionable," Dr Renton, a particle physicist at Oxford,...