“According to the standard model, if the Higgs field didn’t exist, the universe would be a very different place, said SLAC’s Peskin, who isn’t involved in the LHC experiments.
“It would be very difficult to form atoms,” Peskin said. “So our orderly world, where matter is made of atoms, and electrons form chemical bonds—we wouldn’t have that if we did not have the Higgs field.”
In other words: no galaxies, no stars, no planets, no life on Earth.”
The God-particle has been found. So what are the implications?
For particle physicists, the Standard Model has been validated, and the puzzle is now a bit more complete. But what for all of us laymen out there? We dim souls who work for our bread, and have a simpler view of the world, of life, of Creation?
Have no fear, the Standard Model does not invalidate our beliefs. The discovery of the Higgs-Boson simply ratifies what we have always believed.
“for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” (Acts 17:28)
“All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.” (John 1:3)
Scholarship, and truth, are not mutually exclusive.
They are mutually supportive, if our minds are truly free.
- Newfound Particle Still Looks Like a Higgs Boson (livescience.com)
- Physicists close to confirming ‘God particle’ (news.yahoo.com)
- This Just in: Higgs Boson Still Boring (wired.com)