Monday, January 18, 2010

The God Particle

Have you heard of the Large Hadron Collider?  The so-called "big bang machine?"  I recently read an article in The Week magazine that had me quite amused.  Let me fill you in.  Among other things, the machine is designed to generate enough energy (hopefully) to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson.  Also known as "the God particle."  From The Week:
"According to the matehmatical equations that make up the reigning theory of physics, known as the Standard Model, the Higgs boson is the piece of the atom that endows all the other pieces with their mass.  It is 'what allows us to exist,' says physics professor Tejinder Virdee of Imperial College London.  'Without the Higgs boson we would all be puffs of radiation.'"
Oh, really?

"The data might also help explain why the visible universe accounts for only 4 percent of the universe's total mass.  When physicists this year crank up the LHC to its highest energies, the collisions they produce could throw off clues to the whereabouts of the remaining, invisible mass, which scientists call 'dark matter.'"

Oh my!

I love the next part of the article.  The Week asks the question, "What if they don't find these particles?"

"They may have to rethink the laws of physics....'There have been thousands of theoretical papers,' says physicist John Ellis.  'I've written hundreds of them myself.  What if it all turns out to be a pile of garbage?'"  {emphasis mine}

Whew!  Stop looking.  Stop spending billions of dollars.  I know the answer.

John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

Hebrews 1:3  "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power."

Hebrews 11:3 "By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible." {emphasis mine}

That's some more good ole country boy sense.  :)

2 comments:

  1. Great post Steph! Reading just the pieces of the article that you posted makes me wonder {again} just how smart these scientists really are. The faith it takes to believe that God is the Creator of everything is infinitesimally LESS than the amount of faith it would take to believe that "everything that was made was made" by a Big Bang.

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  2. I love reading all about dark matter and the things scientists say about it. The whole thing is just so... God. And they won't admit it. It's almost comical to watch them try to call it anything but.

    The more you study science on your own, the more you discover how little they know, and God becomes more and more apparent. It's the opposite affect of what they want you to get out of studying science.

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