Does the discovery of the “God Particle” mean that mankind is coming too close to God? Are we humans again trying to do the same thing as our ancient ancestors did when they tried to build the Tower of Babel in order to “see God”? Or, like in theories by people like Nikloa Tesla for harnessing the solar magnetic energy generated by the sun, will mankind be able to benefit by knowing more about our cosmic origins?
The revelation of further controlled big bang-like explosions in the multinational CERN research center headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has resulted in the discovery of what is being called Higgs Boson or “God Particle” and it is creating a lot of excitement in international scientific circles.
The CERN Center, home of the Large Hadron Collider, an underground immense micro particle accelerator, is claimed to have produced new data on the new “sub atomic” particle by colliding protons.
The Collider is located deep underground at the border between France and Switzerland. All of this research is based on a theory espoused more than 40 years ago by Peter Higgs, a physics professor at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Higg’s theory concerning finding a Standard Model for all matter in the universe had been a topic of scientific thought for years and revolved around ideas that the so called “Big Bang” that may have created the Universe resulted in a universe that contains similar cosmic materials as well.
Enter the Middle East – that cradle of human civilization where mankind’s great monopolistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam were born. The Bible, which describes how life on earth was created by a higher power, i.e. God, also begins with the phrase: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Although the story of the creation has not been accepted by everyone here on earth, it has been accepted by a large enough percentage of the inhabitants of this planet, even though the interpretation of this story has not always been universal.
But along with this, the first book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, also describes what happened to mankind when they tried to “build us a city and a tower, with its top in heaven.” The story of the tower of Babel continues to this day to be one of the most classic examples of the result of mankind endeavoring to come too physically close to God.
In the modern age we live in, weapons of mass destruction are capable of destroying humankind. Along with this, the ravages of global warming and climate change, said by many to have been caused by our abuse of this plant, may soon become irreversible. With these realities in mind, it makes one wonder as to whether the quest by physicists such as Peter Higgs and Dr. Rolf Dieter-Huer, Director General of the CERN multinational research center, which built the Large Hadron Collider, is not unlike ancient mankind’s desire to “a build a tower with its top in heaven” in order to be one with God?
The Big Bang is only one of many theories of how the universe was created; and scientists realize that they still are only aware of only about 4 per cent of the entire universe. This includes all known galaxies, nebulae and of course what are known as “black holes”.
Scientists who have been involved in the Higgs Boson particle research project will be studying their supposed find for years; and as one door of knowledge is opened, more still unopened doors will remain.
As to present goings on in the Middle East, new ‘towers of babel’ continue to be built while the area environment continues to pay the price of man’s abuse of his natural world.
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