Nobel Prize for “God Particle” according to BBC News 8 October 2013 and ABC News in Science 9 October 2013. Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics for proposing the theory of the Higgs Boson. The Nobel committee citation stated the prize was awarded “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the Atlas and CMS experiments at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider”. Higgs and Englert first proposed the existence of the particle in 1964, but it was not confirmed until 2012. According to the ABC, “The Higgs boson is the last piece of the Standard Model of physics that describes the fundamental make-up of the universe. Some commentators – though not scientists – have called it the ‘God particle’, for its role in turning the Big Bang into an ordered cosmos”.
Editorial Comment: If this particle exists in the universe outside the CERN atom smasher it will not explain the origin of anything. It may help to explain why matter behaves the way it does, but it will not explain where it came from, and it certainly cannot explain how nothing produced the entire universe, or how order can come out of a Big Bang. Those who want to call this particle the “God particle” will one day have to explain to the real God why they put their faith in a theoretical particle, and not in the Creator God who made the ordered cosmos they have been studying. On Judgement Day God will not be giving out any prizes to such people. However, for those who have put their trust in the Creator, Judge and Saviour there will be something far better than a Nobel Prize – eternal life in a New Heavens and Earth that will be filled with wondrous and beautiful things for us to enjoy and give glory to the real Creator God. (Ref. cosmology, physics)
Evidence News, 16 October 2013