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The "God-Particle" and God

SeriousSam Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 1:10 AM
I never knew the origin of the name "God-particle" before. Interesting!
Dave M Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 7:31 PM
Not really- its was hypothesized decades ago but until the LHC we couldn't generate the energies required to identify it. It has been termed the God aArticle by laymen for some time.
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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