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Scientists close in on elusive 'God particle'

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chownah
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Re: Scientists close in on elusive 'God particle'

Postby chownah » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:34 pm

I believe that they call it the "god particle" because it is theorized to be the agent which imparts mass......that is to say that without it there is nothing but energy and no matter....so if thought of as something which makes matter manifest then it is sort of the creator of all "things" that have mass.......
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P.S. It also creates splashy headlines!!
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Re: Scientists close in on elusive 'God particle'

Postby Buckwheat » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:47 am

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Scientists close in on elusive 'God particle'

Postby chownah » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:29 am

Leave it to the British tabloids to get it wrong or at least confused.

From the Wikipedia entry for Higgs boson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson

"The Higgs boson is often referred to as "the God particle" by the media,[54] after the title of Leon Lederman's book, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?[55][56] Lederman said he gave it the nickname "The God Particle" because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive,"[55][54][57] but jokingly added that a second reason was because "the publisher wouldn't let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing.""

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