APNewsBreak: Researchers to announce evidence of ‘God’ particle that explains universe

Man is perhaps one step closer at understanding the nature of the universe in a super sophisticated research facility on the Swiss / French border – perhaps in a few weeks!  What if Science does actually “prove” the existence of a single “force or power” that is the basis for countless human references to a “God” or  “gods(s)” or the concept of a central creator to explain why we are here and aware of ourselves?  We are in fact matter that is aware of itself which has evolved the “intelligence” to do this investigation which has developed over time and space on our corner of the universe.  If we can discover this surely other species in the universe may in fact have reached that same discovery in their evolution. Such a discovery would link our understanding of the universe in a cosmic mutual history as the search for physical truth should lead all scientific paths ( wherever it occurred in the universe) to the existence of this very same “god particle”…. Now think about this…  What other implications might this have?  Can we finally link Science and Religion?  The final bridge of understanding that removes the last vestiges of religious conflict? Who knows…?

We wonder if all the money and effort put forth to understanding the physical universe, and its basic underlying indisputable truth, is just another form of “prayer” just based in “science” and is actually no different than the “prayer” common to all the cultures of the past ( and perhaps on other worlds) that made an effort to pay homage and seek a communication with a creator they could not see but intuitively believe is present in this world right along side us to explain their own existence??  Hmm…  for particle physics this is a BIG DEAL in that it may prove that in fact there is SOMETHING that is responsible for creating the universe…  it did not come out of nothing.  Where these particles come from and how they came to be will sound very much like a religious claim.  I would expect the explanation to be postulated:  “It was always there and always will be… without beginning or end”   …the underlying essence of everything?  So now what ?   We are still killing each other on this planet !!  — ZZB

 

 

GENEVA — Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought “God particle” answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.

But after decades of work and billions of dollars spent, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say they aren’t quite ready to say they’ve “discovered” the particle.

Instead, experts familiar with the research at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border say that the massive data they have obtained will essentially show the footprint of the key particle known as the Higgs boson — all but proving it exists — but doesn’t allow them to say it has actually been glimpsed.

It appears to be a fine distinction. Senior CERN scientists say that the two independent teams of physicists who plan to present their work at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border on July 4 are about as close as you can get to a discovery without actually calling it one.

“I agree that any reasonable outside observer would say, ‘It looks like a discovery,’” British theoretical physicist John Ellis, a professor at King’s College London who has worked at CERN since the 1970s, told The Associated Press. “We’ve discovered something which is consistent with being a Higgs.”  — AP NEWS via Washington Post >>> READ MORE !!