Monday, July 9, 2012

Official science: the universe is an accident

It is natural for those not deeply involved in the half-century quest for the Higgs to ask why they should care about this seemingly esoteric discovery. There are three reasons.[...]
Second, it makes even more remarkable the precarious accident that allowed our existence to form from nothing — further proof that the universe of our senses is just the tip of a vast, largely hidden cosmic iceberg.
Lawrence M. Krauss, the director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, is the author, most recently, of “A Universe From Nothing.”
from A Blip That Speaks of Our Place in the Universe

As I've recently concluded, there are three varieties of "Darwinists": Those who haven't considered Darwinism and other theories of origins sufficiently, those who have some vested interest in promoting Darwinism, and those who are die-hard atheists due to some brain defect. What bugs me about this article is that it pretends that the supposed discovery of the supposed Higgs boson has proven Darwinism, when it has done no such thing. Perhaps fittingly, the author is based at ASU, whose mascot is, incredibly, the Sun Devil, a.k.a. the Devil.