An interesting debate about Higgs boson (God Particle) and religion.
FILE - In this March 30, 2010 file photo a scientist looks at the
pictures of the first collisions at full power at the CMS experience
control room at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
(CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. The head of the
world's biggest atom smasher is claiming discovery of a new
particle that he says is consistent with the long-sought Higgs
boson known popularly as the "God particle" which is
believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape.
The cosmological implications are hotly debated. Can God fit in a scientific story of creation?
The answer is "no" for Lawrence M. Krauss, an Arizona State University theoretical physicist. He argued in Newsweek that the Higgs boson discovery "posits a new story of our creation" independent of religious belief.
"Humans, with their remarkable tools and their remarkable brains, may have just taken a giant step toward replacing metaphysical speculation with empirically verifiable knowledge," he wrote
Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno argued in a Washington Post column that scientifically deduced universal laws expose "the personality" of God. "The mysteries revealed by modern science are a constant reminder that reality is bigger than our day-to-day lives," he wrote.
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