CERN, God Particle

 

It’s a bright sunny warm morning here on the east mountain and the day is yet to begin for this household as G1 and G2 have not yet arisen, which is somewhat unusual although it could be a carry over from two previous nights of watching fireworks.  Canada is 145 years old and comparatively young compared to the old world but still worthy of celebration.

The first item I spotted in the local rag, The Hamilton Spectator, is that ‘Physicists inch closer to proof of ‘God particle’.

Now I love all things CERN aka the European Organization for Nuclear Research and am especially intrigued by its $10 billion atom smasher, not because I understand it (as posted previously) but because of the intrigue.  CERN exists way underground on the Swiss-French border so there is a certain futuristic weird stuff to the whole idea.  It seems that little Higgs Boson subatomic particle,’that if confirmed could help explain why matter has mass, which combines with gravity to give an object weight.’. HUH??

See what I mean??  To me it seems easily explained and I don’t see where God particles come into this. Though I have no idea  what…well anyway, now this very statement will occupy much of my thinking today. All things CERN tickle my grey cells especially since it reports that scientists have compiled ‘vast’ amounts of data that show the footprint and shadow of the particle.

Well I suppose if one must delve at subatomic levels and spend billions of dollars doing it then good for them.  I suspect people of faith, any faith already know.  (And yes I am not looking for an argument on the existence or non-existence of God). Faith means many things and really that discussion is better left to others.

Rob Roser from the Fermilab in Chicago compared the results to finding ‘the fossilized footprint of a dinosaur saying: ‘You see the footprint and the shadow of the object, but you don’t actually see it.

HUH???  Sounds a little like a barker at a circus, Now you see it!  Now you don’t!

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. informationforager
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 07:26:57

    I pondered some more of your post and remembered another older post from Dr. Tayria.

    Yep. It sure is big….er,….small,….I mean….infinate. Inside and out. Here’s a link to Dr. Tayria’s blog:

    http://doctortayria.com/2011/02/05/as-large-as-the-universe-is-outside/

    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Bridgesburning Chris King
      Jul 04, 2012 @ 07:48:08

      Thanks for the link. It presents everything I have thought for years. The statement that if you understand one cell you will understand all gave me pause not because the statement is not true but because I don’t know that we will ever truly understand even one because of the infinity of it all.

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  2. souldipper
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 18:03:08

    Do scientists really not hear themselves? Some of them need agents! Are they so immersed in those teensy weensy bits that they cannot explain them to us?

    In Conversations With God: Neale Walsch was asking God to explain God. The response was to take a microscope and see the worlds within worlds within worlds within… etc etc. Then reverse it to understand God. Now that makes sense to me!

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  3. informationforager
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 15:06:50

    Yea, now you see it and now your don’t. Thanks.

    Reply

  4. Lenore Diane
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 12:04:35

    My head hurts. :)

    Reply

  5. Crowing Crone Joss
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:38:22

    fascinating all around. Me, I’ll settle for reading about it and watching fireworks and marveling at our amazing world.

    Reply

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