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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted July 22, 2010 23:52      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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.

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fs

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2010 02:51      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, they aren't allowed to call it "that goddamn particle".

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2010 03:54      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ 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.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2010 08:30      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sad, they should have named the bosun Chopper.

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2010 12:52      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
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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