God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson particle has been discovered
Scientists 'will say they are 99.99% certain' the particle has been found Leading physicists have been invited to event - sparking speculation that Higgs Boson particle has been found 'God Particle' gives particles that make up atoms their mass
By Rob Cooper
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.
John, I thought that God was a wave rather than a particlke because a wave would allow Him to move more easily than a colliding particle.
You touch on the example I use when I want to point out how weak our human understanding of the world is.
We think of physics as one of the best defined of the sciences with firm laws and relationships. Yet when we try to define light in terms we can understand, we have to break it into two conflicting theories to describe the properties of light. Wave theory and particle theory.
Our understanding of this world is so weak, our human mind so incapable, that we cannot conceive an idea that can be expressed in one theory without these major contradictions between particles and waves.
If that is so, how can we ever presume to be able to understand the concept of god, especially a god who created all of this complexity in the first place?
In practice it appears god is a human concept and as we see with all of the conflicting religions in the world, he/she/it is well beyond our capacity of understanding.
Unfortunately we have had presidents who talk to god and we follow them, under gods instructions, into senseless wars.