The God Particle

THE GOD PARTICLE: I read with great interest the story about yesterday's possible discovery of Higgs boson, or "the God particle." However, in my reading I still can't grasp what the hell it means. I'm not smart enough. But I could relate to what Fabiola Gianotti, the Italian physicist who heads the team called ATLAS, 3,000 scientists, said: "She told reporters that the standard model of physics is still incomplete because 'the dream is to find an ultimate theory that explains everything. We are far from that.'" Indeed, and I don't think humans can do it. I wonder if all this intellectual might possessed by these physicists would be better applied if they just embraced and accepted the mystery and put their brainpower to work on curing disease, stopping nuclear proliferation, and promoting rational thought in our educational institutions to put an end to conflict based on religious beliefs.

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