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Reason and Revelation Volume 31 #10

Higgs Boson—The "God Particle"? (Update)

[NOTE—For the original article, see HIggs Boson—The "God Particle"? ; for an updated article see HIggs Boson—The "God Particle"? (2nd Update)]

In June, we released an article discussing the elusive Higgs Boson particle (i.e., the “God Particle”) that is thought by many scientists to be the particle that could have given mass to matter after the alleged Big Bang—thus providing a critical function in the formation of the Universe (see Miller, 2011). This particle, though never observed, is necessary in order for Big Bang cosmology and the atheistic perspective to even be considered a possibility, much less a true account of the origin of the Universe. The non-existence of this theoretical particle would be added to the lengthy list of fatal flaws in the atheistic mindset and Big Bang Theory.

Recall that the Large Hadron Collider, located at the CERN research center, has been the focus in the search for the Higgs Boson particle. Recall further that an “unexpected ‘bump’ in emissions” was observed a few months ago, that some thought “may be proof of the long-sought particle” (“Has Quest for the Elusive…?” 2011). After further study, CERN admitted to a conference in Mumbai that “possible signs of the Higgs last month were now seen as less significant” (“‘God Particle’…,” 2011, emp. added).

Some scientists are now considering the possibility that “the mystery particle might not exist” (“‘God Particle’…”). CERN stated that their new results “show that the elusive Higgs particle, if it exists, is running out of places to hide” (“‘God Particle’…,” emp. added). If it does not exist, “[i]t remains unclear what could replace it as an explanation” as to how matter got mass (“‘God Particle’…”). CERN blogger Pauline Gagnon said, “We know something is missing, we simply don’t quite know what this new something might be” (“‘God Particle’…”).

There is much more missing in the quest to substantiate the Big Bang than a little particle, and the list of those missing entities continues to grow and will continue to do so until true science—science that is in keeping with the evidence—is allowed to flourish. Is it possible, perhaps, that such particles do not exist, because it would be impossible for mass to exist at all without a Creator having created it and written the natural laws to govern it? Is it possible that the “something” that is missing in the equation, is actually Someone?

The list of missing entities in the Big Bang equation is growing. Without their existence in space somewhere, Big Bang cosmology cannot be substantiated. Yet these necessary entities have not been observed and therefore, lie outside the realm of scientific truth. It has become increasingly popular for cosmologists to label many of these missing entities with the first word, “Dark.” It would be consistent for cosmologists to rename the Higgs Boson the “Dark Particle” and add it to the list of missing “dark” elements that prove the Big Bang theory to be inadequate as an explanation for our Universe.

REFERENCES

“‘God Particle’ May Be a Mirage, Scientists Hint” (2011), Fox News, August 23, http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/23/god-particle-may-be-mirage-scientists-hint/?intcmp=obinsite.

“Has Quest for the Elusive ‘God Particle’ Succeeded?” (2011), Fox News, April 25, http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/04/25/quest-elusive-god-particle-succeeded/?test=faces.

Miller, Jeff (2011), “Higgs Boson—the ‘God Particle’?” Apologetics Press, http://www.apologeticspress.org/apPubPage.aspx?pub=1&issue=977&article=1500.



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