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Bad news from God: There is no God particle

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Simulation of LHC discovering the Higgs Boson

Trickling down through pop science media: The Large Hadron Collider has not found “the God particle,” the Higgs boson.

From The Australian (August 23, 2011),

INTERNATIONAL scientists searching to solve the greatest riddle in all of physics say that signs are fading of the elusive Higgs-Boson particle, which is believed to give objects mass.

Just last month, physicists announced at a European conference that a big atom-smasher experiment had shown tantalising hints of the Higgs-Boson, as the search to identify the particle enters the final stretch with results expected late next year.

Sometimes described as the “God particle” because it is such a mystery yet such a potent force of nature, the Higgs-Boson – if it exists – represents the final piece of the Standard Model of physics.

“At this moment we don’t see any evidence for the Higgs in the lower mass region where it is likely to be,” said physicist Howard Gordon, deputy US ATLAS operations program manager.

ATLAS is the biggest particle collider lab at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)”s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). …

Remember “Physicists closing in on the God” particle? That was just so last November.

Prophet, ranting: There IS a God. There is no God particle. There is no God machine!

File under: New gimmick needed pronto.

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A particle to explain why other particles have mass always seemed a bit like a 'materialistic' dog chasing its tail in circle. ,,, Something like the infinite regress absurdity faced by materialism in other areas of inquiry. bornagain77
"As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter." Max Planck - The Father Of Quantum Mechanics - Das Wesen der Materie [The Nature of Matter], speech at Florence, Italy (1944) bornagain77
You mean the Champagne Bottle Particle? Elizabeth Liddle

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