Thursday, July 5, 2012

An atheist's search for origins


Scientists, especially those working at the Large Hadron Collider who may have recently found the Higgs Boson, are acutely embarrassed by the media referring to it as the 'God particle'.
They take great pains to point out that even Mr Peter Higgs, who first proposed the particle's existence and is an atheist, is displeased because the term could offend people who are religious.
from A Godsent Particle

It just so happens that I recently posted some comments on Darwinism's appeal to die-hard atheists (here), who are INCAPABLE of believing in a spiritual world underlying the physical, so I won't go over that again. My concern is that the vast majority of the human race, including myself, is incapable of understanding the supposed evidence of the existence of the Higgs-like boson, so we just have to take the word of particle physicists.  So, how are we to know that it's not just another gargantuan fraud, like Darwinism?  If they use it as "conclusive proof" that everything can be explained by the random motion of "solid" particles, then I would ask them to explain the origin of whatever solid particle they believe to lie at the root of matter, and how this origin is any different from a Creator.