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Why God Particle Is a Perfect Name For The Higgs Boson

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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Why God Particle Is a Perfect Name For The Higgs Boson



I prefer to call it The Force—a particle that "surrounds us and penetrates us, binding the galaxy together"—but Czech physicist Luboš Motl makes a good case as to why the Higgs boson should be called the God Particle.

Motl argues that all those scientists saying that God Particle is a bad name just do it mainly because they don't want to be labeled, "a ritual that helps to assure many physicists that 'they're a part of the right community', a classical example of a group think."

He makes some good points, revising all the name alternatives. A physicist proposed the dreadful the evanescent yet essential Higgs boson. According to Motl, that's "long, redundant, smug, hard-to-pronounce, hard-to-remember, arbitrary, and just universally annoying." He is right.


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Well, I don't really have much to add to this article, besides the fact that there is a happy medium between spirituality and science.

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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This is why we're not ready to discover something this powerful.. not only would we just cause more death and destruction but we also are arguing a politically correct way to name something that theoretically exists

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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Very interesting article!

.....and..... hardon


I hope they don't go with that...



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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First time I ever read about the LHC I thought it said Large Hardon Collider



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:07 AM
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All that wonderful speculation! And yet the truth appears to be rather more mundane:


Leon Lederman, a leading researcher in the field [of particle physics], once dubbed it the “goddamn” particle, because it has proved so hard to isolate. That name was changed by a sniffy editor to the “God” particle, and a legend was born. Source

By the way, I think the Origins & Creationism forum is the wrong place for this thread. I am going to ask the staff to move it.



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