Monday, December 19, 2011

The Higgs Boson

Recently, there have been many news stories discussing the fact that scientists may soon confirm the existence of a theoretical elementary particle known as the Higgs boson. The headlines of these media accounts frequently call the Higgs boson by its nickname, the "God particle", which stems from the particle's great importance in certain theories of physics.

I have to wonder how many people who see these stories think that the God particle actually has something to do with God.

It's probably the same as the number of people who think that the Theory of Relativity is a defense of moral relativism . . .

. . . which would be pretty much everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Didn't one of Dan Brown's books refer to something as the god particle? I think it was "Angels and Demons" but it may have been "The DaVinci Code".