Scientists see God for the first time, maybe

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Re: Scientists see God for the first time, maybe

Post  Andy on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:09 am

It's hard to give an educated opinion about a matter which is being investigated by some of the most advanced scientific researchers in the world, I think.

What I do find intruiging is how fundamental science becomes ever more metaphysical.
Heidegger once said science and its technical output were the real inheritors of the metaphysical tradition.
With every step science advances, it ever more seems he was right.

Scientism used to be a notion characterised by its anti-metaphysical attitude.
But it has been seen so often throughout history: all criticism of metaphysics always leads to its own brand of metaphysical pre-suppositions be it implicitally or explicitally.

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Post  Andy on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:58 am

I never mentioned the notion of anything supernatural, did I?

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Re: Scientists see God for the first time, maybe

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:09 am

...do you think this is correct?

Origin of the term
http://www.livescience.com/17489-god-particle-higgs-boson.html

The Standard Model is the physics theory that describes nature's tiniest building blocks. Every particle included in the theory, except for the Higgs boson, has been detected experimentally.

On Tuesday, LHC physicists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, reported their latest findings in the search for the Higgs, which indicate some preliminary hints that it is being created inside the atom smasher. The particle is thought to be associated with a field that is responsible for giving other particles their mass.

Much of the media coverage of the announcement included the term "God particle," which originated in the title of a 1994 book by Nobel-winning physicist Leon Lederman. The story goes that Lederman originally wanted to name the tome "The Goddamn Particle" because of how difficult it was to detect, but was persuaded by his publisher, Delta, to shorten it.

"It's a pity that Leon Lederman, otherwise a nice enough fellow, chose to go ahead with this moniker at the advice of his publishing agents to sell more books," Sharma said.

However, ever since the book came out, the Higgs boson hasn't been able to escape the nickname, at least in popular discourse.

"I feel the term 'God particle,' invented by a publisher to sell books and make money, insultingly misrepresents both science and religion," Rutgers University physicist Matt Strassler wrote in an email.


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Re: Scientists see God for the first time, maybe

Post  Andy on Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:28 pm

pinhedz wrote:I don't think so--why do you ask?

Because of the first sentence in your post following mine.
For a second there I thought it was a reaction to my post. geek jocolor

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