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Why is it that some particles have mass and others do not? What controls the amount of mass a particle has? One hypothesis is that an elusive particle called the “Higgs boson” is responsible for giving all other particles their mass. Since the Higgs boson controls all other particles, it is sometimes referred to as the “God particle.”
The long-sought particle acquired the popular—or unpopular—nickname because it controls the nature of other particles. The Higgs boson could go a long way toward explaining the way God designed the universe.
The Higgs boson has been incorporated into Big Bang theory as part of a theory called “inflation.” It is the Higgs boson that is believed to make the extremely rapid expansion in inflation theory possible. We should keep in mind that no experiment can prove how the universe formed.
Our world, and our universe, seem remarkably fine-tuned. But in fact, they are too fine-tuned, many physicists now think.
Are you scratching your head about the so-called “God particle,” “Higgs boson,” the several-billion-dollar collider under the Alps?
The elusive god-particle teases physicists but tantalizes theistic evolutionists.
In the news this morning, it was announced that scientists have succeeded in colliding beams of protons using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
European scientists have hit the switch to activate the nearly $9 billion Large Hadron Collider. But what will it produce—a mini big bang or more hot air?
An article on one of the most important physics projects of the new millennium asks, “Will it change our views of the universe and our place in it?”