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God Particle Is 'Found': Scientists at Cern Expected to Announce Higgs Boson Particle Has Been Discovered on Wednesday | Mail O

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Scientists at Cern will announce that the elusive Higgs boson 'God Particle' has been found at a press conference next week, it is believed.

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Azaima A (207)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:18 am
those who said God is dead must be upset.

Sue H (7)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:10 am
"The key to understanding the universe". ? Well and good, but what about the economy, climate, overpopulation? Is announcing this particle as real going to help with the worlds problems??

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:24 am
Very droll Abbe!

Danuta W (1249)
Monday July 2, 2012, 1:30 am

John B (185)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:11 am
Thanks Vivien for the Mailonline Article. Interesting theory and I hope you post an update next week after the news conference. Read and noted.

Jim P (3257)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:35 am
The Catholic Church, along with other religions around the Earth, will denounce the finding of
"The God Particle" as being BLASPHEMY...

Who cares what they think...

After all, all religions are inherently flawed as are men.

Ty, Vivien.

Barb K (1688)
Monday July 2, 2012, 4:10 pm
'The God Particle' was put in the title to make people like me say; 'whhhat?' God is in everything we do. God is a part of us whether you want to believe in Him or not. I think I'll shut up right now. TY Vivien.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 2, 2012, 5:14 pm
Playing with fire, opening Pandora's Box, call it what you want. In evil hands, (and, somehow it always seems to happen), it's big trouble.

Patricia N (9)
Monday July 2, 2012, 11:59 pm
Is this going to be the "answer to everything" ????

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 4:42 am
I thought the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything was 42
This was according to " Hitch Hikers guide to the Galaxy"

Ancil S (175)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 7:50 am
Well,it's like an old saying,"God is in the details" so,why not call it the "God particle"? And,what's wrong with human's wanting to find out?God gave us the imagination,and curiosity,and,a powerful brain to come up with the ideas to find out.

Michael T (82)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 12:36 pm
I'd call naming it the god particle blasphemy, but, umm.....there isn't a god anyway, at least not one of our understanding. All the religions here on the physical plane are bunk and hooey with their imagined imaginary friends.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 1:57 pm
Should the Higgs boson really be called the 'God Particle?'

No. Although either confirming or denying the Higgs' existence would be to answer the fundamental question of where mass comes from, it wouldn't be the holy grail of physics. As science writer John Horgan commented, "If the Higgs is the 'God Particle,' what should we call an even more fundamental particle, like a string? The Godhead Particle? The Mother of God Particle?"

Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 5:29 pm

Talya H (10)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 7:31 pm
Thanks for the article!

Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:16 am
Man may have captured a new particle, but they can never capture God, as that would be like a mosquito capturing the Universe!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:24 am
Who's god?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:35 am
Which universe?

Is an Adjacent Universe Causing the Dark Flow of Hundred of Millions of Stars at the Edge of the Observable Universe? Or, Might It Be Something Else?

Taming the Multiverse

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:38 am
Thank MjM for you interesting post.

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:40 am
Hi all,

There is additional information and a link to the formal press-release here:

Also, apparently the original title for the book which popularized the Higgs Boson, "The God Particle", was "The Goddamn Particle" because it seemed like it had to exist, but was incredibly difficult to detect. The title was changed for marketing-reasons.

Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:42 am
@ Robert O.

Robert, you are absolutely correct. First of all, non-atomic weapons have already caused enough destruction in the world. Then we developed atomic weapons, which by the way are very close to being reused due to the socio-political paradigm in the mid-east. Man in his arrogance is likely to seek how it can be used for super weapons applications. Sadly, once it is found to be applicable for weapons use, it will be!

Lastly, humanity must seek the ways of peace, because zero point is approaching quickly, and we must make a choice! We are getting warned from many scientific sources that the earth's bio-sphere is in great danger and if we destroy it through man’s stupidity and penchant for self-destruction, then “all humanity may suffer just like in Hiroshima and Nagasaki!”

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:20 pm
The above posts by Sjo D., Xiao B., Bei W., Xin X., and Jian Shi, are OBVIOUSLY
Please, whenever you see such STINKING, DISGUSTING ADS
take just a MOMENT to Click on "flag as inappropriate".
A Care2 staff member ought to then take care of it.

You can also go to the "person's" Profile -- there is a "flag as inappropriate" down at the lower right-hand corner.
Please BE A GOOD CARE2 CITIZEN -- if we ALL flag, things might get done faster!

Samantha Richardson (5)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:52 pm
Excellent! I am very excited by all of this, I have to say :D

Susan Williams (6)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 10:33 pm
The discovery of Higgs Field and new Boson is not the end of the story. It's the beginning of a very exciting era of discovery.

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:16 pm
Nah, the answer to everything is 5 silly. Did you not know that? ;p

Thanks for the article-who wants to bet they will try to figure out how to make a weapon for world peace with it?

Sometimes I wonder if humans aren't just a disgusting mold growing on a piece of food in a petrie dish somewhere that will get some young being an F in science.

Penelope P (222)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:01 pm

Michael T (82)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:52 pm
@Ancis writes Well, it's like an old saying,"God is in the details" so,why not call it the "God particle"?

An old saying that has no meaning. And which of the hundred or so gods would you be referring to?

@Ancis writes God gave us the imagination, and curiosity, and, a powerful brain to come up with the ideas to find out.

I, and 7 billion human others didn’t need a god to have imagination, curiosity and a powerful brain to come up with ideas. You must feel real special to have been granted all that by an imaginary friend.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:17 pm
I don't know about the God particle, but how the heck did the spammers get in------again!
There must be a black hole somewhere in the universe where we can send them and all the "bargains" they are trying to foist on us. Someplace where missing socks hang out, never to be found again.

Michael T (82)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:24 pm
I agree Gloria. I am now making it a part of my daily routine to flag each one as inappropriate, even if I already have before. Then, for those with actual profiles I personally give them who shot john and I don't spare being crass, indignant and merciless.

Michael T (82)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:25 pm
I meant to add, that if we all do this, perhaps Care2IT/management will get the message and actually do something about it.

Kenneth L (314)
Friday July 6, 2012, 2:36 am
It's the height of oxymoron for physics, which only deals in the physical universe (hence the word) to eventually attempt to define everything through physics, especially when the idea or definition of God is 'non-physical'. On one hand 'God' is supposed to be the creator of anything physical, while physics is trying to be the 'creator' of God'? You can't have one thing (physics) that only deals in the physical defining something they don't deal in.

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aj E (164)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 8:56 am

Julia R (296)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:01 pm
Fascinating article! It is amazing how complex matter is and trying to solve the riddles of the Universe which may never be completely understood by mankind no matter how smart we think we are! It just maybe beyond our comprehension! But whatever theoretical physicists may find, I believe what contributes to our greatest achievements are those of our spiritual selves and the power of our souls to be able to love, to give, to see the value of all life, and work together to improve the lives of all beings and to solve earth's most pressing problems such as those caused by global warming and put an end to mankind's most destructive practices such as deforestation, endangering other species on this planet, a rapacious consumption of our resources, engaging in wars rather than trying more peaceful strategies, and not developing sustainable energies- if we don't use our intelligence and our spiritual selves to get a handle on our destructive sides, it won't matter if we understand what holds subatomic particles together!

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 9:00 pm
The saddest thing is, we will never get to see the next new beginning of the Earth.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 9:47 pm
Why Higgs Discovery Deserves the Hype

Monica D (580)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 12:17 am
Thanks BMutiny,, I must have flagged about 10 spam posts on this news article alone.

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 11:42 am
To the parasites who use Care2 news for advertising you are wasting your time nobody is going to buy goods from people like you. Get lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 7:35 pm
All it shows is that there was no God involved in the creation of the universe. Bad news for most religions (except Buddhism). They will try to deny it, but who cares what they say anymore. However, there are many other questions left to be answered.

jan b (5)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 1:47 pm
Besides satisfying curiosity.....what does this all mean for humankind....will it change people's lives for the better ?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:22 pm
Janice b, the question is, do YOU want to understand how the universe works?

July 4, 2012, goes down in history as a landmark date in the human quest to understand the universe.

Finding a particle with properties similar to those predicted for the Higgs boson is strong indication that our best theory for understanding the origin of mass is on the right track. “Mass” is one of the fundamental properties in the universe, and we owe our very existence to the fact that gravity can gather lots of particles with mass into large structures. This enables a variety of physical and chemical processes to organize those particles into complex structures such as galaxies, stars, planets, and people. Without mass, the universe would consist of a boring sea of elementary particles whizzing around at light speed but not doing anything interesting. If a species of intelligent creatures wants to understand how the universe works, it must attain an understanding of the origin of mass.

Angel Campbell (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 3:26 pm
I hate that they have labelled this the "god" particle... nothing to do with god people.
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