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Breaking: God particle “all but proven” to exist – not yet discovery though


This is a leak. Announcement was supposed to be Friday:

Jul 2, 10:21 AM EDT

APNewsBreak: Proof of ‘God particle’ found

John Heilprin and Seth Borenstein

GENEVA (AP) — Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought “God particle” answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.

But after decades of work and billions of dollars spent, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, aren’t quite ready to say they’ve “discovered” the particle.

Instead, experts familiar with the research at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border say that the massive data they have obtained will essentially show the footprint of the key particle known as the Higgs boson – all but proving it exists – but doesn’t allow them to say it has actually been glimpsed.

 Update: “Proof” now changed to “Evidence”

Senior CERN scientists say that the two independent teams of physicists who plan to present their work at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border on July 4 are about as close as you can get to a discovery without actually calling it one.

More. And more later.

JGuy, seems to me it would be more evidence for design since it took billions of dollars and thousands of workers just to create the right conditions to observe it. That's a lot of intelligence and design in one place, isn't it? :P But really the discovery just clarifies certain issues for ID, and everyone else for that matter. If the Standard Model were wrong, or proven essentially correct, it may determine some of the specific questions people ask. Bit that's just the understanding of one quite ignorant commenter on the Internet. :) Leslie
Just a bit ignorant on this. So, I need to ask: What is the big deal with the particle they are seeking in regards to this blog? Is there some potential impact on ID theory? So far from what I have read, it would have no impact on ID theory. JGuy
A lot of money has been spent. Yours, maybe ... News
"almost certainly"?..."all but proving it's existence"? The article is almost funny to read. Really though, I don't see why there can't be a higgs Boson right? Maybe they are on to something, but there do seem quite desperate to announce the discovery..i mean proof..I mean evidence, that is most certainly does exist. haha ForJah

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