6.18 – THE GOD PARTICLE (8.15.14)

THE HIGGS BOSON [19b]

In the beginning…God said…let there be light…

Every religion seeks to answer the same question: “Where did we come from?” Philosophers, sages and priests have pondered our origins since the dawn of humanity, while science has looked for evidence that might one day give us the answer.

“Both religion and science approach the idea of where we come from with a set of rules. Science has the scientific method. Religion comes at the same question with its own set of rules a presupposition that a God or gods exist. Religion gives us a certain view of reality. And science gives us a different view of reality. And yes, there are points at which these two worldviews are compatible.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“Science and religion, at their best moments, are searching for truth, as is philosophy. Especially at moments like the moment of the big bang, the moment of creation, the genesis. These streams of thought converge. In effect, science and religion and philosophy are all searching for the same thing. It reminds me of Einstein’s question: ‘What were God’s thoughts when he was making the Universe?’”

John Brandenburg, Ph.D.
(Plasma Physicist, Orbital Technologies),
(Author, Life and Death on Mars)

If science and religion are both searching for answers to the same questions, then why do we so often consider them at odds? Is it necessary that one negates the other?

“Science speaks nothing whatsoever about the existence of God. And because of that, there’s still an opening for God. Right? There’s still a possibility that God stands behind all this, that God’s responsible for the big bang.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“In the ancient world, the philosophers were the scientists. There was no clear distinction between hard research and theological speculations. All serious thinkers were trying to figure out the nature of reality. Now we consider these to be separate pursuits.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“If we truly want to bridge the gap between religion and science, we must recognize that religion needs to become more scientific. And science would benefit by becoming a wee bit more religious, not in the mythological sense, but by looking back to the religious, and “what they interpret to be myth,” and say, if there’s any legitimacy or reality to this, what is it? Let’s explore. Let’s discover. Let’s find out what the truth is.”

Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok (Founder, KosherTorah School)

As our technology advances at an increasingly rapid rate, are we getting closer to discovering our true origins? And finding out whether or not we really are alone in the Universe? Some believe a recent scientific breakthrough may prove to be a giant leap forward in our search for the truth.

Geneva, Switzerland. Here, buried over 300 feet beneath the Earth and covering a remarkable 17-mile expanse, is the largest and most complex machine ever created: the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC. Smashing tiny protons together at speeds of nearly 670 million miles per hour, the LHC creates such intense energy that some people are afraid it could actually create a black hole and swallow up the entire Earth.

“The Large Hadron Collider is a real triumph of human civilization. It’s easily the most complicated and powerful device that human beings have ever built. You’re actually firing two protons into each other and having them collide with an enormous release of energy, recreating conditions in a very small area similar to the big bang in its very earliest instant.”

John Brandenburg, Ph.D.
(Plasma Physicist, Orbital Technologies),
(Author, Life and Death on Mars)

“It is a bit like going back in time, towards the big bang or the beginning of the Universe getting to points in the history of the Universe where the energies were that high.”

Michael Dennin, Ph.D.
(Physicist/Prof. of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine)

On July 4, 2012, thousands crowded outside an auditorium at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, to hear the announcement of the LHC’s first major finding. Streaming the event live across the world, scientists prepared to reveal a discovery that could solve a decades-old mystery about the nature of our Universe.

“The atmosphere in the room was incredible. It was not like a normal physics symposium or seminar. It was truly something of completely different magnitude was going to be announced, that it is completely extraordinary, which it was.”

– Maria Spiropulu, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Physics, CA Inst. of Technology)

(VIDEO FOOTAGE): As a layman, I would now say I think we have it.

What the scientists at CERN had discovered was a tiny bit of matter that some call, the God particle.

“Scientists around the world celebrated the discovery of the God particle as a milestone in human knowledge and thought that it’s going to open up new layers of our understanding of reality.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

But just what is the so-called “God particle”? And what is it telling us about the Universe? 

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