A great, topical headline from VF Dailyas Juli Weiner wraps the new Pope story around the God Particle confirmation:
Science is not going to lose the news cycle to religion so easily! Barely a day after the Catholic Church announced it had found its new Pope (hello there, Francis I!), nuclear physicists at CERN revealed that they have indeed found the God Particle. No, like, for real this time. Swear to. . . science.
subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape. The elusive particle, called a Higgs boson, was predicted in 1964 to help fill in our understanding of the creation of the universe, which many theorize occurred in a massive explosion known as the Big Bang.
Unarguably very interesting! But if physics loses headlines to faith, it is almost certainly an issue of lackluster branding rather than content.
First of all, CERN announced its finding in a statement. Boo! In contrast, the Church announced its news by publicly teasing the process out for weeks and then using literal smoke signals to reveal that a leaders had been selected…
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