Since he does it so well, I’m going to let Morgan Freeman set this up:
According to scientists, the Higgs boson is what gives particles mass. Of course without mass neither the universe, nor life as we know it could exist. Thus the name the ‘God’ particle, at least in some people’s mind – fits since nothing would exist without it. Scientists prefer to call it the Higgs boson or the Higgs particle, but of course for those who report the stories, the ‘God’ particle is a much more catchy headline and moniker – so it has stuck. Purists however will tell you that the name came about when Nobel Prize winner Leon Lederman wanted to name his book about the particle ‘The God – – – – [expletive deleted] Particle‘ – because no one could find it at the time – but his editor talked him into calling it the ‘God’ particle.2 Let’s let Morgan continue:
And thus the Higgs boson – the so called ‘God’ particle – is introduced. The episode goes on to point out problems now that they’ve made the discovery – that in order to eliminate anomalies and make the theory work – there must be not one, but five Higgs types of Higgs bosons. But that’s a simple matter of further discovery – not what I want to discuss here. Of greater interest is a finding that the Higgs boson is in conflict with the standard, universally accepted model of where the universe came from – The Big Bang. And thus we see another problem for the Big Bang theory.
I say “another” because the Big Bang theory of course has a number of problems- such as flatness problem, the monopole magnet problem, and the horizon problem4 among others. Since this post isn’t on the technical details and problems of the Big Bang, let me suffice it by saying that the Big Bang has a number of show stopping issues, many of which were supposedly solved by Alan Guth’s theory of Cosmic inflation – at lest these problems that I’ve mentioned.
Make two mental notes here:
Let’s move on to the latest Discovery. The latest tests with the Higgs boson indicate that the Higgs is incompatible with Cosmic Inflation. As one article put it:
Or as Cosmologist John Hartnett Summarizes:
Time to make a few more notes:
Do you see a pattern here? The theory doesn’t work, but instead of rejecting the theory, they prop it up with unproven additions. (Can you say epicycles? Where is Occam when you need him?) I could go on about how scientists continue to act with a religious-like faith to prop up the failing Big Bang theory, but that is not my point here.
Rather, my point is this: I find it quite ironic that a particle that was given the name the ‘God’ particle which was supposed to show how God was in fact not needed for the creation is in fact showing the opposite: that the theories of man to remove God from the picture in fact don’t work. And thus the ‘God’ particle is in fact testifying to the fact that it was an almighty creator who created the universe – not some mysterious particle which:
Thus the Higgs is in fact testifying – but it is not the testimony the scientists hoped for. The testimony is simply this: Two contradictions don’t make a correct theory:
So although scientists ought to be going back to the drawing board to find a new theory of origins – (but they won’t – they have too much invested in the big bang), that does not negate the testimony of the Higgs boson – a testimony of the requirement of divine intervention; not one of random chance and scientific happenstance. (Examples of happenstance: Immediately (in the second undecillion of a second) after the singularity [since by theory nothing existed before the singularity], there happened to be created a Higgs field; there happened to also be a Higgs boson; They happen to have the right values to work together. The Higgs happens to have the right properties to impart mass. The field happened to turn on at the right time. There happens to be “super symmetry” to balance things out [if in fact that is proven], etc. etc.) All Happenstance? No. And the testimony is not merely one of fine tuning, no it’s much stronger – one of incompatibility. It all confirms the scripture:
The heavens declare the glory of God.
|Duane Caldwell | posted 8/11/2014 | Print format
|1. Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman episode Is there a God particle? 3/20/2013
(Also aired as “Beyond the Wormhole”)
2. Memmot, Mark Here We Go Again: Has Misnamed ‘God
Particle’ Finally Been Found? 12/12/11
3. Wormhole, Is there a God particle?
4. For those looking for a bit more explanation:
The Flatness problem – There are two forces acting in the universe – one acting to expand it, one acting to contract it. If the forces don’t precisely balance you’d expect the universe to be curved – but scientist have discovered the universe is flat – amazing flat.
The Monopole Magnet problem – Magnetic poles come in pairs, but scientist believe in the vary early universe there should have been single, unpaired magnetic poles. But they’ve never been able to find them.
The Horizon Problem – Measurements by probes like WMAP – The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe – measured the temperature of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR – thought to be the radiation left over from the big bang) and found it uniform to within 1 part with 100,000. The problem with that is that for the furthest reaches of space, the only way the temperature could have become so uniform is if there were an exchange of temperature. Such an exchange could only happen if light could reach from one end of the universe to the other – but the distances are so vast that even in a 13.7 billion year old universe, light does not have enough time to reach from one end to the other. Thus without Cosmic Inflation, there is no natural way to explain this observed phenomenon.
5. News.com.au: “It’s okay. Nothing really matters. We don’t actually exist, anyway. Or so the
6. Hartnett, John G. Inflation – All in the Dark – The Higgs boson messes with Cosmic Inflation 7/31/14