Has the “God Particle” (the Higgs Boson) Been Discovered?

HiggsDavide Castelvecchi reports in Scientific American:

Rumors are flying about a December 13 update on the search for the long-sought Higgs boson at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider.

The physics buzz reached a frenzy in the past few days over the announcement that the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva is planning to release what is widely expected to be tantalizing — although not conclusive — evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson, the elementary particle hypothesized to be the origin of the mass of all matter.

Many physicists have already swung into action, swapping rumors about the contents of the announcement and proposing grand ideas about what those rumors would mean, if true. “It’s impossible to be excited enough,” says Gordon Kane, a theoretical physicist at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Read More: Scientific American

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  • whoareYOUisthequestion

    Ok, and so what would be the origin of THAT particle? It’s unsolvable. 

  • whoareYOUisthequestion

    Ok, and so what would be the origin of THAT particle? It’s unsolvable. 

  • Redacted

    If there is a “God” it’s whatever elemental Intelligence has been created by the creation of our universe, which a few wackjob theories have stated resembles a Brain in structure.

    • jigglyboobs

      yep. a brain. god’s brain.
      god’s neural network, made of corporate-owned hardware and wiring, privy to everyone’s little thoughts contained in all their little emails and webpages and smartphones.
      you might even say “omniscient”.
      how convenient.
      see, corporations are not only “people”.
      THEY’RE YOUR NEW GOD.
      welcome to 2012, kids.
      aren’t the shiny gadgets pretty?

  • Suddenly Spam!

    If there is a “God” it’s whatever elemental Intelligence has been created by the creation of our universe, which a few wackjob theories have stated resembles a Brain in structure.

  • Sowhat

    Well, and then what? I’m happy for all at CERN, but how is this gonna impact my life?

  • Sowhat

    Well, and then what? I’m happy for all at CERN, but how is this gonna impact my life?

  • Remember

    God has no form, no particle. What the fuck, this is so obvious? What is that which gives birth to all particles?

  • Remember

    God has no form, no particle. What the fuck, this is so obvious? What is that which gives birth to all particles?

  • Remember

    God has no form, no particle. What the fuck, this is so obvious? What is that which gives birth to all particles?

  • me

    If its true that’s pity cool but still need to find out what gives mass gravity and i cant ignore the word disinformation at the top of the page.I hope to hear more about it.

  • me

    If its true that’s pity cool but still need to find out what gives mass gravity and i cant ignore the word disinformation at the top of the page.I hope to hear more about it.

  • me

    If its true that’s pity cool but still need to find out what gives mass gravity and i cant ignore the word disinformation at the top of the page.I hope to hear more about it.

  • Anonymous

    Look up and read the following:

            Materialist Analysis of Theoretical Astrophysics

    The Capitalist
    Dictatorship Deliberately Falsifies Basic Science!
    Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Wendy Freedman, Dennis
    Overbye, Nichlas Wade, Brian Greene, etc. Are Exposed as Liars!
    Self-Described Neo-Creationists Hawking and Kaku Are
    Leading a Takeover Attempt of Theoretical Astrophysics!I am posting the first paragraph. It gets really interesting, to say the least.

    Today basic medicine,
    science including climatology, astrophysics and even both Einstein’s Special
    Theory and General Theory of Relativity are brazenly and routinely falsified at
    the direction of genuinely Fascist elements for political/religious reasons.
    These scientifically fabricated and bizarre mesmerizing distortions are mixed
    in with some actual science and are passed off as “the new science” in
    exhaustive falsifications lasting for hours on NOVA, FRONTLINE, National
    Geographic Channel, CUNY TV, “Discovery Channel” and even the so-called
    “History Channel.” There is also a simultaneous attempt to create a sense of
    panic in order to help generate the Mass Psychology of Crisis based on falsely
    claimed imminent threats from space from rogue asteroids to Stephen Hawking’s
    alarmist claim of future invasions by inevitably hostile space aliens. See
    section below on UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life. In addition, the above-mentioned
    so-called “cosmologists” publish an endless stream of books, videos and
    magazine and newspaper articles, not to mention the new textbooks, to try to
    popularize their fiction and pass it off as good coin. The media, including the
    science media is simply a privatized arm of the U.S. “intelligence agency,” an
    actual army of legions of professional liars in every area of politics and
    academic discipline and includes even so-called “comedians” working in service
    to the capitalist dictatorship of millionaires and billionaires. The U.S. media
    is very similar to Blackwater, Dyncorp, Custer Battles and Triple Canopy, etc.
    the armed military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, except that the media
    has always been privatized. Can you say Total Brainwash of the youth? Not to
    mention the adult population! Note that Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku, who
    are leading the takeover attempt of theoretical astrophysics and “cosmology,”
    now both openly describe themselves as neo-creationist/”intelligent design”
    advocates and are campaigning through their statements to make neo-creationism
    the default belief taught in schools, colleges and universities! (See below.)
    Although Hawking simultaneously tries to deny this all his statements are
    contrived to lead to the same “conclusion.” The title and contents of Hawking’s
    book: The Grand Design” is an example.

  • Anonymous

    Look up and read the following:

            Materialist Analysis of Theoretical Astrophysics

    The Capitalist
    Dictatorship Deliberately Falsifies Basic Science!
    Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Wendy Freedman, Dennis
    Overbye, Nichlas Wade, Brian Greene, etc. Are Exposed as Liars!
    Self-Described Neo-Creationists Hawking and Kaku Are
    Leading a Takeover Attempt of Theoretical Astrophysics!I am posting the first paragraph. It gets really interesting, to say the least.

    Today basic medicine,
    science including climatology, astrophysics and even both Einstein’s Special
    Theory and General Theory of Relativity are brazenly and routinely falsified at
    the direction of genuinely Fascist elements for political/religious reasons.
    These scientifically fabricated and bizarre mesmerizing distortions are mixed
    in with some actual science and are passed off as “the new science” in
    exhaustive falsifications lasting for hours on NOVA, FRONTLINE, National
    Geographic Channel, CUNY TV, “Discovery Channel” and even the so-called
    “History Channel.” There is also a simultaneous attempt to create a sense of
    panic in order to help generate the Mass Psychology of Crisis based on falsely
    claimed imminent threats from space from rogue asteroids to Stephen Hawking’s
    alarmist claim of future invasions by inevitably hostile space aliens. See
    section below on UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life. In addition, the above-mentioned
    so-called “cosmologists” publish an endless stream of books, videos and
    magazine and newspaper articles, not to mention the new textbooks, to try to
    popularize their fiction and pass it off as good coin. The media, including the
    science media is simply a privatized arm of the U.S. “intelligence agency,” an
    actual army of legions of professional liars in every area of politics and
    academic discipline and includes even so-called “comedians” working in service
    to the capitalist dictatorship of millionaires and billionaires. The U.S. media
    is very similar to Blackwater, Dyncorp, Custer Battles and Triple Canopy, etc.
    the armed military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, except that the media
    has always been privatized. Can you say Total Brainwash of the youth? Not to
    mention the adult population! Note that Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku, who
    are leading the takeover attempt of theoretical astrophysics and “cosmology,”
    now both openly describe themselves as neo-creationist/”intelligent design”
    advocates and are campaigning through their statements to make neo-creationism
    the default belief taught in schools, colleges and universities! (See below.)
    Although Hawking simultaneously tries to deny this all his statements are
    contrived to lead to the same “conclusion.” The title and contents of Hawking’s
    book: The Grand Design” is an example.

  • $927230

    Look up and read the following:

            Materialist Analysis of Theoretical Astrophysics

    The Capitalist
    Dictatorship Deliberately Falsifies Basic Science!
    Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Wendy Freedman, Dennis
    Overbye, Nichlas Wade, Brian Greene, etc. Are Exposed as Liars!
    Self-Described Neo-Creationists Hawking and Kaku Are
    Leading a Takeover Attempt of Theoretical Astrophysics!I am posting the first paragraph. It gets really interesting, to say the least.

    Today basic medicine,
    science including climatology, astrophysics and even both Einstein’s Special
    Theory and General Theory of Relativity are brazenly and routinely falsified at
    the direction of genuinely Fascist elements for political/religious reasons.
    These scientifically fabricated and bizarre mesmerizing distortions are mixed
    in with some actual science and are passed off as “the new science” in
    exhaustive falsifications lasting for hours on NOVA, FRONTLINE, National
    Geographic Channel, CUNY TV, “Discovery Channel” and even the so-called
    “History Channel.” There is also a simultaneous attempt to create a sense of
    panic in order to help generate the Mass Psychology of Crisis based on falsely
    claimed imminent threats from space from rogue asteroids to Stephen Hawking’s
    alarmist claim of future invasions by inevitably hostile space aliens. See
    section below on UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life. In addition, the above-mentioned
    so-called “cosmologists” publish an endless stream of books, videos and
    magazine and newspaper articles, not to mention the new textbooks, to try to
    popularize their fiction and pass it off as good coin. The media, including the
    science media is simply a privatized arm of the U.S. “intelligence agency,” an
    actual army of legions of professional liars in every area of politics and
    academic discipline and includes even so-called “comedians” working in service
    to the capitalist dictatorship of millionaires and billionaires. The U.S. media
    is very similar to Blackwater, Dyncorp, Custer Battles and Triple Canopy, etc.
    the armed military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, except that the media
    has always been privatized. Can you say Total Brainwash of the youth? Not to
    mention the adult population! Note that Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku, who
    are leading the takeover attempt of theoretical astrophysics and “cosmology,”
    now both openly describe themselves as neo-creationist/”intelligent design”
    advocates and are campaigning through their statements to make neo-creationism
    the default belief taught in schools, colleges and universities! (See below.)
    Although Hawking simultaneously tries to deny this all his statements are
    contrived to lead to the same “conclusion.” The title and contents of Hawking’s
    book: The Grand Design” is an example.

    • me

      Id like to hear u explain the universe.

      • $927230

        I’d like to hear me do that too. It would be amazing, but I am not a scientist, and I have no business trying to explain something which I barely understand. I posted the link to the article because it was something that I am reading at the moment and it is interesting. He touches on the “god particle” which is why I thought it a relevant topic. I would suggest reading it before going on to try and bash anyone else. It is a long article and will take some time, but it is definitely interesting. 

        • Mysophobe

          I’d like to hear me hear you explain the universe.

          • $927230

            Go for it. Use your imagination. You can picture me saying whatever you want. Consider it a Christmas present

    • Abdallaa09

      Sounds interesting, but do you have any evidence my dear sir. The link was null.

    • jigglyboobs

      finally, someone makes some sense on disinfo!!!!
      wooooo!
      give the man a prize!
      they are surreptitiously laying the groundwork for mass acceptance of a corporate-sponsored pseudoreligion known as the Singularity, which will be presented as a miraculous end to the conflict between religion and science, left vs. right, reason vs. faith, etc.
      it will appear to be omniscient and omnipotent on a personal level, but this will only be the result of the mass surveillance state and the fact that none of us keep our thoughts to ourselves anymore, because we share everything on the stupid fucking internet. like anyone gives a shit. enjoy your enslavement, drones–you won’t recognize it, it’ll be what everyone is calling the new ‘freedom’.

      • jigglyboobs

        oh, forgot to mention the most important one, it will be presented as a solution to creationism vs. evolution.
        the more you watch popular media presentations about science and physics, if you are observant (you most likely aren’t), you will notice an increasing and illogical reliance on anthropomorphized creationist language being used to describe impartial physical events—that is no accident and no mere failure of language. you are being groomed to accept a big fat juicy load of hogwash, and believe me, when the time is right, you will lap it up eagerly. it’s gonna be the BEST! SCAM! EVER!, and everyone will fall for it. Everyone.
        Wake up, kids. Facebook is just the sweet, sweet cyanide in your kool-aid.

  • me

    Id like to hear u explain the universe.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to hear me do that too. It would be amazing, but I am not a scientist, and I have no business trying to explain something which I barely understand. I posted the link to the article because it was something that I am reading at the moment and it is interesting. He touches on the “god particle” which is why I thought it a relevant topic. I would suggest reading it before going on to try and bash anyone else. It is a long article and will take some time, but it is definitely interesting. 

  • Mysophobe

    “Lederman initially wanted to call it the “goddamn particle,” but his editor would not let him.”

  • Mysophobe

    “Lederman initially wanted to call it the “goddamn particle,” but his editor would not let him.”

  • Mysophobe

    “Lederman initially wanted to call it the “goddamn particle,” but his editor would not let him.”

  • Mysophobe

    I’d like to hear me hear you explain the universe.

  • Mysophobe

    I’d like to hear me hear you explain the universe.

  • Anonymous

    Go for it. Use your imagination. You can picture me saying whatever you want. Consider it a Christmas present

  • a guy that reads

    A december 13th update? so last year right?

  • a guy that reads

    A december 13th update? so last year right?

  • Haystack

    Every time an article like this appears, they only say that the Higgs Boson is the particle that “gives mass to matter,” but what does that really mean, what would be its philosophical implications, and why, exactly, are we so excited about it? 

  • Haystack

    Every time an article like this appears, they only say that the Higgs Boson is the particle that “gives mass to matter,” but what does that really mean, what would be its philosophical implications, and why, exactly, are we so excited about it? 

  • Abdallaa09

    Sounds interesting, but do you have any evidence my dear sir. The link was null.

  • jigglyboobs

    finally, someone makes some sense on disinfo!!!!
    wooooo!
    give the man a prize!
    they are surreptitiously laying the groundwork for mass acceptance of a corporate-sponsored pseudoreligion known as the Singularity, which will be presented as a miraculous end to the conflict between religion and science, left vs. right, reason vs. faith, etc.
    it will appear to be omniscient and omnipotent on a personal level, but this will only be the result of the mass surveillance state and the fact that none of us keep our thoughts to ourselves anymore, because we share everything on the stupid fucking internet. like anyone gives a shit. enjoy your enslavement, drones–you won’t recognize it, it’ll be what everyone is calling the new ‘freedom’.

  • jigglyboobs

    oh, forgot to mention the most important one, it will be presented as a solution to creationism vs. evolution.
    the more you watch popular media presentations about science and physics, if you are observant (you most likely aren’t), you will notice an increasing and illogical reliance on anthropomorphized creationist language being used to describe impartial physical events—that is no accident and no mere failure of language. you are being groomed to accept a big fat juicy load of hogwash, and believe me, when the time is right, you will lap it up eagerly. it’s gonna be the BEST! SCAM! EVER!, and everyone will fall for it. Everyone.
    Wake up, kids. Facebook is just the sweet, sweet cyanide in your kool-aid.

  • jigglyboobs

    yep. a brain. god’s brain.
    god’s neural network, made of corporate-owned hardware and wiring, privy to everyone’s little thoughts contained in all their little emails and webpages and smartphones.
    you might even say “omniscient”.
    how convenient.
    see, corporations are not only “people”.
    THEY’RE YOUR NEW GOD.
    welcome to 2012, kids.
    aren’t the shiny gadgets pretty?