According to Vatican Insider (what the Pope reads at breakfast),
The Higgs boson became the rock star of nuclear physics, particularly thanks to the nickname given to it in a book published in 1993 by Nobel prize-winning physicist Leon M. Lederman: the “God particle”. The physicist had actually wanted to call it the “goddamn particle” but was forced to change the name by his editor.
But the name stuck. Well, what marketing, really!
Meanwhile, Here telepathy defender Dean Radin notes,
The combined 4.9 sigma result reported for the Higgs boson is hailed as a stunning achievement that took trillions of recorded events, billions of dollars, and thousands of scientists.
By contrast, several classes of combined psi effects already provide empirical results that are much, much greater than 5 sigma, with hardly any funding and a few handfuls of scientists working the problem.
Some future day when physical theories tackle the mysterious boundary between objective and subjective realities, they’ll start to predict psi effects (I believe that day is inevitable). When that happens psi data will suddenly make sense. Then I’ll have to change the image caption to “Say psi particle one more goddamn time.”
Thing is, there is no particular reason why psi phenomena should not make sense as a low level source of information. Most life forms would choose more targeted sources, but that doesn’t make psi phenomena false. The local atheist leagues’ crusade against them is just plain wrongheaded.
What if life forms normally send out probes for information, and senses are a refined way of seeking it? Yes, that assumes design but … Darwin was wrong, so what?
Doesn’t everybody already really know that Darwin was wrong?
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose