“God Particle”

By Paul Cochrane | August 1, 2012


Dear Woodland Hills Family,

You may have heard in the news this week: physicists are celebrating the discovery of the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that scientists believe gives mass to matter. It’s big news in the world of physics. So big that some people have nicknamed it the “God particle” because they feel it explains the monumental questions about matter and how the subatomic universe works, and why matter inexplicably holds together as mass instead of falling apart.

Interestingly, the man who first proposed the Higgs boson’s existence, Peter Higgs, isn’t all that amused by the nickname “God particle,” since he’s an avowed atheist.
But as I read of this scientific discovery, God’s amazing creation strikes me as even more impressive! Back in the 1960s Peter Higgs and other scientists theorized the existence of these subatomic particles.  And now, all these years later, two teams of 5100 scientists have concluded we have “extremely strong evidence of a new particle.”

God’s awe-inspiring universe continues to astound! And I say the headline should read, Higgs Boson Declares God’s Glory! For in Christ “all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together: (Col 1:16-17).



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