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Has the Higgs Boson finally been discovered?


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#1    WolfBane

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:23 PM

wasn't sure if anyone had seen this yet.......or if im even posting it in the right section lol

if true what kind of effect do you guys think this will have?

http://www.wired.com...t-higgs-rumors/


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

View PostWolfBane, on 20 June 2012 - 11:23 PM, said:

wasn't sure if anyone had seen this yet.......or if im even posting it in the right section lol

if true what kind of effect do you guys think this will have?

http://www.wired.com...t-higgs-rumors/

Methink I will still have breakfast lunch and diner in that order even if the HB is found... but on the other end it might give a serious indigestion to some religious fundies.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Maybe they finaly found the "missing piece", if so, I wonder where it will lead?

Could mean some marvelous bit of technology that we at this time cant even imagine?


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:32 PM

So what created the Higgs Boson particle...oh wait lets build a bigger collider  :)


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

I've always found it interesting that some people cant just be excited about new discoveries that may push us further along to learning about our place in the universe without bashing religion.
Why would a single book printed on this planet have every answer to the mysteries of the Universe?
I believe in a creator, not sure at what level i believe the creator intervened in terms of making man or if we are just a happenstance of some other thing that was being made.
There are countless possibilities out there, why just pick one and constantly bash at it?  I cant prove that a creator exists and i cant prove one doesnt.  But logic would dictate that everything came from something.
I love this discovery, i love all scientific discoveries.
I seek the truth and this is just one more step to getting to that truth.
But it doesnt prove that god doesnt exist, its just one more step in learning.
Try to accept this for what it is.
Not what you want it to be.
Live and let live.

Edited by Capt Amerika, 21 June 2012 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

Yay, time machines!


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:05 PM

What kind of effect it will have?
Well, put simply. Scientists believe the Higgs is responsible for giving all matter the property of mass.
It's the last remaining piece of confirmation of The Standard Model. This would also prove that scientists were on the right track all along, this goes back decades. It's amazing.


We'll be able to find out more about Mass itself ... imagine that we could control mass ... the possibilities are endless!!


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

After all the time and money spent to do these experiments will our lives be better for it.? As I can think of other ways to use all that money.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:24 AM

if it is found wat would happen to the religious people?


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:10 AM

View PostCRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 21 June 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

After all the time and money spent to do these experiments will our lives be better for it.? As I can think of other ways to use all that money.
Maybe we should just stick to banging rocks together and never move forward. Think of all the money saved that way. What a waste of existence to be so blindly tied down to colored paper.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:56 AM

View Postcsspwns, on 22 June 2012 - 01:24 AM, said:

if it is found wat would happen to the religious people?

The religious leaders who fear real jobs will find a way to explain it. The catholic church has already said it believes god may have created life on other planets.

I can see the headline on Fox news alert now: "God's Lego Blocks Found!"

Edited by Framling, 22 June 2012 - 02:57 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

View PostCRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 21 June 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

After all the time and money spent to do these experiments will our lives be better for it.? As I can think of other ways to use all that money.
...says the man on his computer built on very advanced science, as is the internet his message travels on...After all the time and money spent raising this guy to adulthood, will our lives be better for it?  As I can think of other ways to use all that money...


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

The 'particle' itself is too 'huge' to be understood by our techniques.  Its big like radio waves are big.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

View PostCRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 21 June 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

After all the time and money spent to do these experiments will our lives be better for it.? As I can think of other ways to use all that money.

Yeah, this is real stupid research. Completing the theory of the Standard Model.
Yanno, the model for which we can thank things like Wi-fi.
And getting knowledge of something like "mass" .. that'll be a real waste of money. Let's all just walk away from the Standard Model and assume we were right al along, no need to find the missing puzzle while we can. That's what science is all about ey.

View Postcsspwns, on 22 June 2012 - 01:24 AM, said:

if it is found wat would happen to the religious people?

nothing, because it has nothing to do with religion.
The god-particle is a poorly chosen term. It refers to the godlike quality of the particle because it would be responsible for giving ALL matter the property of mass. And since it's the missing piece of the standard model puzzle it means a lot. But it has NOTHING to do with god or religion...nothing nothing nothing.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:00 PM

View PostParacelse, on 21 June 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

Methink I will still have breakfast lunch and diner in that order even if the HB is found... but on the other end it might give a serious indigestion to some religious fundies.

How would this give indigestion to religious people?  If we can figure out (exactly) how the universe was created do you take that to mean the universe wasn't really created?  Very shallow thing to take away from this potentially monumental discovery.

Edited by OverSword, 22 June 2012 - 03:00 PM.





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