The "god particle" Has Been "Discovered" :)
The much-touted recent discovery this month of a sub-atomic particle referred to by some as the “god particle” for its versatility in developing into other forms of physical realm existence has an interesting challenge associated with those who believe it liberates them from giving an Account to God for their lives. They wish to claim that its possible discovery (the scientists remain uncertain) now “proves” the “non-existence” of YHWH, Abba-God to whom they will give an Accounting for their lives and choices.
While this particle, if its existence proves to be legitimate, is very interesting (speaking as a scientist), any intelligent inquiry would follow up with the essential next couple of questions. “IF this particle is at the core of all other physical realm gravity, energy, mass, and such—does that then mean that “the big bang” has been explained adequately as a “god-less” accidental adventure?
And the answer is, statistical probabilities STILL make the “god particle” as a source of human LIFE…a trillion-trillion times more remote than 10 tons of iron ore and carbon falling from the sky and turning into a functional Mercedes automobile before it hits the ground (“if it fell enough times”).
But wait, there’s MORE! An even larger question MUST be asked by any honest scientist or observer:
IF a “god particle” exists (and it may, though a misnomer it is very cool stuff, if yet proven!) as the underlying root particle of all other physical realm matter,
WHERE DID THAT FIRST PARTICLE COME FROM?!
Ummmmmmm. Duh. : )
Even by the most blinded atheist’s religious dogma, a “god particle” only points yet further to a SOURCE that they can not explain away with all of the silly attempts to remove their ultimate Accountability to God, and a Standard that is far beyond their little $9.00 of carbon and water they consist of.
WHERE DID THE FIRST “god particle” COME FROM??? They can insist that it exists, but in so doing they are insisting that IT COULD NOT COME FROM NOTHING initially!
“The fool says in his heart, or in ways…there is no God.”
There IS actually. HE LIVES, that we may also, in the Blood and Spirit of His Son, Jesus Christ. : )
The Higgs Particle
The Higgs boson or Higgs particle is a proposed elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics. The Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs who, along with five others, proposed the mechanism that suggested such a particle in 1964. The existence of the Higgs boson and the associated Higgs field would be the simplest  of several methods to explain why some other elementary particles have mass. According to this theory, other elementary particles obtain mass by interacting with the Higgs field which has non-zero strength everywhere, even in otherwise empty space. The Higgs boson—the smallest possible excitation of this field—is predicted to exist by the same theory, and as this would be detectable, it has been the target of a long search in particle physics.
One of the primary goals of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland—the most powerful particle accelerator and one of the most complicated scientific instruments ever built—was to test the existence of the Higgs boson and measure its properties which would allow physicists to confirm this cornerstone of modern theory.
Because of its possible role in producing a fundamental property of elementary particles, the Higgs boson has been referred to as the “God particle” in popular culture, although virtually all scientists regard this as a hyperbole. According to the Standard Model, the Higgs particle is a boson, a type of particle that allows multiple identical particles to exist in the same place in the same quantum state. It has no intrinsic spin, no electric charge, and no colour charge. It is also very unstable, decaying into other particles almost immediately. If the Higgs boson were shown not to exist, other “Higgsless” models would be considered. In some variants of the Standard Model there can be multiple Higgs bosons.
On 4 July 2012, the CMS and the ATLAS experimental teams at the Large Hadron Collider independently announced that they each confirmed the formal discovery of a previously unknown boson of mass between 125–127 GeV/c2, whose behaviour so far was “consistent with” a Higgs boson, while adding a cautious note that further data and analysis were needed before positively identifying the new boson beyond doubt as being a Higgs boson of some type.
The existence of the Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 to explain the Higgs mechanism (sometimes termed in the literature the Brout-Englert-Higgs, BEH or Brout-Englert-Higgs-Hagen-Guralnik-Kibble mechanism after its original proposers)—the mechanism by which elementary particles are given mass.[Note 2] While the Higgs mechanism is considered confirmed to exist, the boson itself—a cornerstone of the leading theory—had not been observed and its existence was unconfirmed. Its tentative discovery in July 2012 may validate the Standard Model as essentially correct, as it is the final elementary particle predicted and required by the Standard Model which had not yet been observed via particle physics experiments. Alternative sources of the Higgs mechanism that do not need the Higgs boson also are possible and would be considered if the existence of the Higgs boson were to be ruled out. They are known as Higgsless models.
The Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs, who in 1964 wrote one of three ground-breaking papers alongside the work of Robert Brout and François Englert and Tom Kibble, C. R. Hagen and Gerald Guralnik covering what is now known as the Higgs mechanism and described the related Higgs field and boson.
Technically, it is the quantum excitation of the Higgs field, and the non-zero value of the ground state of this field, that give mass to the other elementary particles, such as quarks and electrons. The Standard Model completely fixes the properties of the Higgs boson, except for its mass. It is expected to have no spin and no electric or colour charge, and it interacts with other particles through the weak interaction and Yukawa-type interactions between the various fermions and the Higgs field.
Because the Higgs boson is a very massive particle and decays almost immediately when created, only a very high-energy particle accelerator can observe and record it. Experiments to confirm and determine the nature of the Higgs boson using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN began in early 2010, and were performed at Fermilab’s Tevatron until its close in late 2011. Mathematical consistency of the Standard Model requires that any mechanism capable of generating the masses of elementary particles become visible at energies above 1.4 TeV; therefore, the LHC (designed to collide two 7 TeV proton beams, but currently running at 4 TeV each) was built to answer the question of whether or not the Higgs boson exists.
On 4 July 2012, the two main experiments at the LHC (ATLAS and CMS) both reported independently the confirmed existence of a previously unknown particle with a mass of about 125 GeV/c2 (about 133 proton masses, on the order of 10−25 kg), which is “consistent with the Higgs boson” and widely believed to be the Higgs boson. They cautioned that further work would be needed to confirm that it is indeed the Higgs boson (meaning that it has the theoretically predicted properties of the Higgs boson and is not some other previously unknown particle) and, if so, to determine which version of the Standard Model it best supports.