Does God want his particles found?

13.7 billion years and three hours since the initial big bang, just a few musings as I sit here in [very religious] Jerusalem, on the second big bang experiment in Switzerland underway today. I’m already hearing voices here calling the experiment ‘megalomania’ – that we’re getting too close to God’s secrets, and why would we want to recreate creation?

Knesset Member, Avraham Ravitz of United Torah Judaism had only praise for the experiment, saying he keeps a close eye on the developments of science. “Used to be that people thought science and religion could not co-exist. But the more science advances, the more people realize that there is a higher power, or God, or whatever you choose to call it, behind things,” the ultra-Orthodox MK said.

If the scientists at European Center of Nuclear Research, or CERN, don’t find the ‘God Particle’, will that lead them to declare that the particles don’t really exist, and by extension that God doesn’t exist?

Stephen Addison asks: But by going so close to the origin of the universe it is, some believe, “staring in the face of God.” If it manages to explain the mysteries of creation, does that then mean there is no God?”

Renowned physicist Michio Kaku had this to say on Fox News today: “Reading the mind of God, that’s what this machine is for. We’re essentially recreating on a tiny scale the first chapter of Genesis.”

Will there be any religious undertones to the experiment results when they start coming out in the coming months and years? What will this do to our conception of God? What would God say about the experiment to find his particles? Why has the God particle remained so elusive? And what will he do to protect his secrets?

The search for the Higgs boson, or God particle, is an effort to explain the origin of particle mass, particles that could make up dark matter and the existence of extra dimensions of space. The elusive Higgs Boson is a theoretical particle, also known as a “God particle”, and is named after Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who first postulated in 1964 that it must exist.

This from the Canberra Times:

“If scientists verify the existence of the Higgs boson, it would be a big step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which aims to bring together three of the four known fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, leaving out only gravity. One of the key reasons for building the machine is to find out if [the God Particle] exists. ‘The existence of such a particle would give us a whole new view on the structure of the universe.”

I wonder what religious people are making of this experiment?

This from India:People turn to Gods ahead of Big Bang test.

“Bhubaneswar: Fearing that the scientific experiment to study the formation of the universe might have a negative impact on the earth, people in Orissa are flocking to places of religious worship to seek divine help.”

This from Wired:

And the payoff for whoever discovers the Higgs boson? Nothing less than a Nobel Prize. “Its discovery would be one of the crowning achievements of modern science, and validate decades of intense research,” says John Conway, a professor at Rutgers University.

“What would shake the foundation of physics much more than finding the Higgs would be a definitive ‘ruling it out.’ That would upset all of our conceptions about how the universe works.”

The experiment will recreate conditions in the Universe moments after the Big Bang. The BBC reports that “it has not been plain sailing; the project has been hit by cost overruns, equipment trouble and construction problems. The switch-on itself is two years late.”

Compare that with the initial big bang, in which God apparently created the world in six days, and even had time to spare to rest on the seventh. Or did He also experience equipment trouble and construction problems [earthquakes, tsunamis, floods?]

Scientists conducting the experiment Wednesday in Geneva have ruled out any trouble but the credulous have said the experiment might bring the end of the universe.

Has a black hole already been created and have we already been sucked through without really feeling a thing? Sometimes it sure feels like it.

According to one report, bookmakers bet on the end of the world.

“The bookies, meanwhile, are not letting a fear of the end of days interfere with business.Bookmakers Ladbrokes are offering odds on whether the world will end or not – for odds of 2-1 you can bet the world will end – one punter from Portsmouth is said to have placed a bet worth thousands.

Bookies William Hill are offering punters a once in a lifetime opportunity to set their own odds for what many believe will be Doomsday Wednesday. They have already given one punter odds of 666,666,666/1 that there will be no Thursday.”

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  2. “Does God want his particles found?”

    It has been admitted by more than one ‘mad scientist’ that projects like the LHC at CERN are not about improving conditions on earth, but are about satisfying the intellectual lusts and curiosity of those who have climbed over bodies for a shot at ‘playing God’ or, as the quote below admits, at least trying to pick God’s brain, but without His consent.

    “Renowned physicist Michio Kaku had this to say on Fox News today: “Reading the mind of God, that’s what this machine is for. We’re essentially recreating on a tiny scale the first chapter of Genesis.” ”

    Have these self-defined ‘gods’ informed themselves of the existing compromises to the integrity of the earth’s stability in the threat posed by the HAARP project, or the Star Wars project? and

    Are they aware that the entire North American continent is already a ‘time bomb’ with out of control fires burning under the earth’s surface because of the methods used the last 100 years to force oil to the surface? and

    Have they taken all of these ‘extraneous factors’ into their calculations when they dare to assert that no harm will come as a result of their own monstrous experimentations?

    Blinded by their own rebellious spirits, those so ‘gung ho’ for this attempt at intrusion do not see what they have in common with the ‘Nimrods’ of the past. The collider even looks like a modern horizontal version of the tower of Babel and it’s purpose is exactly the same.

    Impenitent and rebellious mortals seek to gain access to the Eternal ‘their own way’ because their self-centred arrogant pride will not allow them to humble themselves to approach the Mind of God His Way, which is through genuine repentance for the wicked things we are, and utter surrender to Jesus Christ, God’s Ultimate Sacrificial Lamb to take away the sins of the world and save us from our own stupidity and depravity.

    As with Nimrod, so with the mad scientists today; he and they have been duped by the creature who vowed millennia ago that one day he would ascend to heaven and take over the throne of God.

    Isaiah 14:13-14 exposes this ambitious devil: “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

    Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?”

    God would be pleased to share His Mind with us, HIS WAY. But if we persist in going the way of Nimrod, then we can expect to get what we deserve for giving the devil a ‘boost up’ using technology that could have done mankind some actual good.

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  4. Why would God want to do something to keep this (or any other) particle secret? And because someone termed it the “god particle” does by no means mean that the physicists involved in this experiment tries to play God.

  5. I am truly ashamed as a phycist to hear Mr. Kaku talking about Genesis. Big Bang is not a scientific version of the Bible as it does not refer to the creation of the world. Mr Kaku should better join the Vatican “scientists”.
    Big Bang refers only to the dynamical evolution of the observable universe. And no it does not go back to the origin of time simply because there can be no orgin of time in physics.

    And yes, science (even physics) does imrove or at least has the ability to improve our living conditions. How we use it (see for example atomic energy) is a question of political will.

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