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Member # 4924
 - posted July 22, 2010 23:52
Has anyone else noticed that since about 2 months instead of new articles (in CNN, NYT, ect. ) refering to the Higgs boson as, well, a boson or any of the other scientifically appropriate names, they have been calling it a "god particle".

I don't get this at all. Why would a particle that proves teh standard model be a god particle? because its godly because it has been hard to find ( there but no proof?, like god?)

this sort of annoys me, it is like they are trying to puch a christian-scientist conflict in any way possible.
Member # 1181
 - posted July 23, 2010 02:51
Well, they aren't allowed to call it "that goddamn particle".
Member # 1659
 - posted July 23, 2010 03:54
____ My experience with Bosensmates was if you went into the shady area of port found a HO house, Shouted out " Higgs get back to the ship we are getting underway" he will show up right away.
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted July 23, 2010 08:30
Sad, they should have named the bosun Chopper.
Member # 4289
 - posted July 23, 2010 12:52
originally posted by Ashitaka -
Why would a particle that proves teh standard model be a god particle?

Understanding what gives particles mass is commonly believed to be the the key to achieving a "whole new level " of understanding of the universe - a godlike degree of wisdom, if you will.

This is nothing to do with any "christian-scientist conflict" - please feel free to pick any god you want... Kali might be an appropriate choice, particularly in her aspect as Bhavatarini (literally "redeemer of the universe").

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