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In need of a 'God Particle for Dummies?
All they wanted for Christmas was the God Particle(GP).
Now, it looks as though the incredible scientists at Cern have found it.
It's shaping up to be as massive as Crick and Watson's DNA find or Fleming's penicillin.
For the inside lowdown, I emailed an old Accrington friend now working at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
Here, a massive underground circular tunnel is used to smash millions of particles into each other to recreate mini 'creation' Big Bangs in which the Higgs boson, the posh scientific name for the GP, might reveal itself.
So far, my mate's more elusive than GP itself.
At least the Higgs boson, which exists for a billionth of an eye-blink, has had the courtesy to answer scientific enquiries by leaving a calling card the thing it decays into.
This starter particle of the universe signs the Universe's visitors book with a signature of two special photons.
Losing the thread? Like me? In need of a 'God Particle for Dummies?
Then log onto www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/14/higgs_boson_deep_dive
For us mundane Saturday morning bacon-butty munchers, here's the point I'm labouring.
It seems that God breaks through to us only when we're ready for the next veil to be lifted on the exquisite truth of his universe.
Historically, God shows himself to us in two ways: through the Book of His Word 'the Bible and his Son who showed himself at that first Christmas (when â€˜the Word became flesh', John 1); and secondly through the Book of his World nature's divine designs and delightful dazzlements.
This Christmas, perhaps God's loving gift to us is a new chapter, detailing the particle he used to start the universe and give everything its mass and content.
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