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The "God-Particle" and God

David3036 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 3:53 AM
This is science, not religion, and like a lot of other people, Prager is attaching way too much significance to the nickname "God Particle." The only reason it's called that is that Nobel laureate Leon Lederman, former director of Fermilab, wrote a book about Higgs boson and gave it the catchy title, "The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?." If the only reason to believe in God is to give life meaning, that's a pretty flimsy argument for his existence. The thinking of most religious people is quite the opposite, it seems to me -- that is, they assign no real meaning to this life because they think it only exists to help them get to the next one. That, to me, is a WASTED life.
inquisiteur Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 9:23 AM
Dave, can god be a particle aka substance?
DCM in FL Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:29 AM
"If the only reason to believe in God is to give life meaning"

It's not the only reason.
wmou Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 7:43 AM
"they assign no real meaning to this life because they think it only exists to help them get to the next one. "
That may be true of some, but it is the opposite of what Jesus taught.
If there is not God, then there is no meaning to life. A human life is no different than that of an ant.
kbreez Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:24 AM
Agreed. The Bible talks about God giving us a purpose for this life. The difficult work done for him in this life is rewarded in the next. The God-Particle is just one more way He is proving Himself to Us even though He doesnt have too. :) Gotta love it when science proves the Bible right. Btw, proving the Earth/Universe is 6000 years old is actually easier than proving its millions of years old. A great ref. is Answers In Genesis.com.
nawlins72 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:54 AM
"If there is not God, then there is no meaning to life. A human life is no different than that of an ant"

So you value yourself no more than the common ant? Sad.
Tacitus X Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:57 AM
For humans, meaning has to come from the context of a human perspective, not the unknowable perspective of an allegedly infinite supernatural being.
Tacitus X Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:59 AM
Discovery of the Higgs boson only proves the existence of the Higgs boson. It proves nothing about the existence of God.
David3036 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 3:55 PM
And if the universe is only 6,000 years old, I suppose God planted all those fossils just to confuse us.

If God is an eternal being, why did he wait until 6,000 years ago to create the universe? What was he doing all that time?
shubi_ Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 5:47 AM
Most religious people don't give a fig what idiots like you think.
ACinNC Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 8:40 AM
@shubi: I hope you don't broadcast yourself as a Christian. Because I am, and I find your comment offensive. Not exactly an effective way to point someone who is not a believer to the light.

@David3036: I don't consider it a wasted life to keep my eyes on the eternal, seeing THIS life as just a stepping stone to the eternal. THAT is what precisely gives my life meaning, rather than simply existing to get the most pleasure I can and nothing more.
inquisiteur Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 9:24 AM
shu, so what do religioinists give a fig about?
They found the "God-Particle."

That was the headline in many of America's news media. It turns out that the name actually derives from substituting "God-particle" for "goddamn particle," the original name some scientists had given the elusive particle. But the media adopted the former nomenclature.

Why?

Because otherwise, the bulk of humanity would not pay attention. Physicists went nuts. And no one can blame them. For decades, they have searched for the particle that may explain why there is any mass in the universe. And ten billion dollars were spent on the machine that probably proved its existence.

It is therefore not meant in...

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