Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The God Particle: Higgs Boson may not exist

Sometimes The Atheist Turtle is bored and resorts to verse:

Modern science has naught to say
Simulated Higgs Boson See below
Of what God did each creation day.
And it goes on to proclaim the Holy Bible
For other than wisdom to be unreliable.

Quantum mechanics and electron spin
Are the things to place our faith within.
Creation occurred without God the Father
And to prove it man built the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The Standard Model of Physics currently intones
That matter got mass and energy from the Higgs boson
A quantum particle which has yet to be detected
Its necessary existence by science has been projected.

And if it fails to make an appearance
Current models of creation may lose their adherents.
But the news is not good for the Higgs boson side
Yet to be seen it is running out of places to hide.

Technicolor, Extra-dimensional, composite W and Z
Top quark condensate, Unitary Weyl gauge, and Asymptotic safety
Regular Charge Monopole, symmetry breaking, unparticle and unhiggs
Are potential replacement theories waiting in the wings.

But despite brave claims that failure will be a kind of win,
Higgs’ importance is demonstrated by the dollars invested of Seven ‘Billyin’
Perhaps the elaborate experimental planning has missed.
The verse which says by Jesus all was created and consists.

CERN is not the only collider which has been tryin’
Fermilabs in Chicago operates the Tevatron
It’s been at it now for 30 years
With no Higgs boson detected despite blood, sweat and tears.

September 2011 is all that is left
For Fermi labs to complete its quest.
Their funding runs out and the project will end
And CERN only will be left Higgs boson to defend.

I’ve been called a fool for believing God created the universe.
But to me that position of science seems perverse.
God must be rejected because He can’t be analyzed or detected
But it keeps looking for the Higgs boson when it should be rejected.

Why is it God’s existence is rejected
Because by equipment He can’t be detected.
Who proclaimed this way of thinking is right?
In doing so our search for the truth we have lost sight.

Is the only real what can be seen and measured?
Doesn’t that eliminate much that is loved and treasured?
What if science is truly on the wrong track?
And to find the truth we must go back?

"There are many models out there; we simply need to be nudged in the right direction,"
Said  Gagnon, an experimental physicist discussing science theories in contention.
At what point should science submit?
And finally it’s out of options admit?

The answer, “Never,” seems the height of conceit
Eventually, you’ll be left with a dead horse to beat.
If I’m wrong then you’re right I’m a foolish old sod.
But if you’re wrong then your arrogance has made you miss God.

This file is in the public domain because it is from the homepage of CMS detector of CERN. All photos and movies are completely free to use.

October 1997(1997-10)
Lucas Taylor

An example of simulated data modelled for the CMS particle detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Here, following a collision of two protons, a Higgs boson is produced which decays into two jets of hadrons and two electrons. The lines represent the possible paths of particles produced by the proton-proton collision in the detector while the energy these particles deposit is shown in blue.

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