Did you see this headline today?
Discovers of Higgs boson, a.k.a. “the God particle,” awarded Nobel Prize in Physics (link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57606461/discoverers-of-higgs-boson-a.k.a–the-god-particle-awarded-nobel-prize-in-physics/ )
A couple of excerpts from the article:
Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles acquire mass.
Later in the article:
Finding the particle – often referred to as the “God particle” – required teams of thousands of scientists and mountains of data from trillions of colliding protons in the world’s biggest atom smasher – CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The device produces energies simulating those 1 trillionth to 2 trillionths of a second after the Big Bang.
(BW: How exactly could scientists know how much energy to a very specific 1 trillionth to 2 trillionths of a second a theoretical event that is estimated to have occurred nearly 14 billion years ago would have generated?)
Following a link to the below article provides a little more insight into defining what ‘The God particle’ is actually theorized to be …
“God particle”: Why the Higgs boson matters (link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57574534/god-particle-why-the-higgs-boson-matters/ )
Here are some explanatory passages from that article …
With all the information surrounding the official discovery of the Higgs boson, it can be difficult to appreciate how this innovation can impact the average person. However, to understand why the so-called “God particle” is so crucial, and why so many scientists are celebrating, you must understand where it came from.
The Higgs boson is often called “the God particle” because it’s said to be what caused the “Big Bang” that created our universe many years ago. The nickname caught on so quickly (even though scientists and clergy alike do not care for it) partly because it’s a great explanation of what it’s supposed to do — the Higgs boson is what joins everything and gives it matter.
Just so you understand … this discovery has absolutely nothing to do with almighty God … especially as interpreted by the scientists here. This is about a little ‘g’ god … a false god … not the BIG ‘G’ GOD of the universe.
This so-called discovery serves the purposes of the false god of the big bang (little ‘b’s), billions of years and Darwinian evolution aka macro evolution aka cross species evolution … and this is mankind’s attempt once again, through scientific theory, to set a false god and its idols on high and do all they can to explain away the God of the universe!
Know the foundations of your faith … and stand firm in that faith!
If you truly want to know how subatomic particles acquire mass … then consider the following truths …
God … not the big bang … created the heavens and the earth … the universe!
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
ALL things were made through Jesus and without Him NOT anything was made!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. ALL things were made through him, and without him was NOT anything made that was made. John 1:1-3 (ESV)
Not only were ALL things made through Jesus but ALL things were also made for Jesus. Also note that Jesus is before ALL things as well …
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of ALL creation. For by him ALL things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—ALL things were created through him and for him. And he is before ALL things, and in him ALL things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17 (ESV)
So how are subatomic particles held together? How do they acquire mass?
IN JESUS, ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER!
God’s Son … not a particle coming out of a theoretical big bang … is WHO holds ALL things together!
We praise you as our Almighty Creator, Lord!