Search for God continues
Tomorrow, at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (Cern), high-energy operations will restart at the Hadron Collider, following the spectacular failure just 9 days after the original launch in 2008. Scientists hope that experiments will ultimately allow them to find the so-called “God particle” or Higgs boson that theoretically gave mass to everything in the universe. They have already circulated photon particle beams to record speeds and aim to steer them into head-on collisions to mimic conditions at the moment of the big bang. The collider will still only run on half power until 2011, when it will close for another year of work before it will be able to run on full power in 2013. This of course will be a little too late to fulfil the Mayan 2012 prophecy.
All this talk of finding God particles and re-creating the big bang has led to some disquiet. In a well-publicised case, an unidentified German woman, appealed to the highest German court, to try and prevent the experiments, which she felt would lead to the apocalypse. The court said she failed to demonstrate any connection between experiments at the Cern collider and the apocalypse.
Anything that adds to the sum of human knowledge will bring us closer to understanding this crazy universe and any Gods that may or may not exist. Only the deeply religious seem to fear this for some reason. Personally, I am hoping it may lead to the Second Coming of the Great Prophet Zarquon.