Speaking to a packed audience Wednesday morning in Geneva, CERN director general Rolf Heuer confirmed that two separate teams working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are more than 99 percent certain they’ve discovered the Higgs boson, aka the God particle—or at the least a brand-new particle exactly where they expected the Higgs to be.
The long-sought particle may complete the standard model of physics by explaining why objects in our universe have mass—and in so doing, why galaxies, planets, and even humans have any right to exist.
“We have a discovery,” Heuer said at the seminar. “We have observed a new particle consistent with a Higgs boson.” (National Geographic, July 4, 2012)
It is a fascinating testimony to the greatness of God that $10 billion have been spent to build a huge and complex machine to discover the smallest of ‘things’ that scientists call the Higgs bosun particle, or the “God particle”. After about 40 years of predicting such a thing, the discovery has seemingly been made.
It is written in the book of Daniel in the Bible that in the latter days knowledge will increase (Dan 12:4). (What about understanding and wisdom?) This discovery certainly is an interesting find, and takes us to the outer and inner limits of what can be known of the unseen visible world. True science will confirm truth which the Word of God has already spoken:
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Heb 11:3)
“ For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Col 1:16-17)
“who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Heb 1:3)
All of these verses speak of Jesus Christ being the Creator of the “God particle”! Praise the Lord, and give glory to Him!