Why do they want to know if the Higgs boson exists? Because:
|A picture with a zoom effect show a grafic traces of proton-proton collisions events measured by European Organization for Nuclear Research in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience on May 25, 2011 in the search for the Higgs boson.|
The origin of mass is no mystery. Read Genesis 1:14-19. Even better read Genesis 1:1. Scientist Herbert Spencer said that "all reality, all that exists in the universe can be contained in five categories...time, force, action, space and matter. Time, force, action, space and matter. That is a logical sequence. And then with that in your mind, listen to Genesis 1:1. "In the beginning," that's time..."God," that's force, "created," that's action, "the heavens," that's space, "and the earth," that's matter. Everything that could be said about everything that exists is said in that first verse." (source).
I've always thought that the Large Hadron Collider and the activities around the search for the God Particle are one of the best benchmarks for where we are in the prophetic timeline nearing judgment. This is because in my opinion, the LHC is a post-Shinar Tower of Babel.
In Genesis 11:1-9 we read the story of the dispersal from the Tower of Babel.
"Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth." And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built."
"And the LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech." So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth."
The people had been told to go forth and multiply and fill the earth. But instead they "settled" at Shinar, rebelling against the Lord's command. There, they determined to deepen their rebellion by building a city for themselves, (so they could be socially satisfied) and to make a name for themselves (to satisfy their pride) and to build a tower that will touch the heavens (to satisfy their false gods).
There is no excuse for them. There still lived the people who had lived before the flood, Noah's sons. They estimate the Tower was built a mere 100 years after the flood, so rebellion again began quickly. They could still listen to first hand accounts of life pre-Flood and know what a Wrathful God would do. They suppressed the Truth in unrighteousness (Rom 1:18) and determined to build a monument to touch the heavens so their false gods would be honored. But instead of God judging them via flood again, which He said He would not do, He judged them by separating them.
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's most expensive science experiment, costing about 10 billion dollars. The aim is, according to the article here, five-fold:
1.The origin of mass
"This discovery bears on the knowledge of how mass comes about at the quantum level, and is the reason we built the LHC. It is an unparalleled achievement," Caltech professor of physics Maria Spiropulu, co-leader of the CMS experiment, said in a statement."
Let us make a name for ourselves.
2. The Standard Model
The Standard Model is the reigning theory of particle physics that describes the universe's very small constituents. Every particle predicted by the Standard Model has been discovered — except one: the Higgs boson. "It's the missing piece in the Standard Model," said Jonas Strandberg, a researcher at CERN working on the ATLAS experiment. "So it would definitely be a confirmation that the theories we have now are right."
Man seeking to confirm himself through his own wisdom? "Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered." (Proverbs 28:26)
3. The Electroweak Force
"A confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson would also help explain how two of the fundamental forces of the universe — the electromagnetic force that governs interactions between charged particles, and the weak force that's responsible for radioactive decay — can be unified."
"And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them." (Gen 11:6)
Another theory that would be affected by the discovery of the Higgs is called supersymmetry. This idea posits that every known particle has a "superpartner" particle with slightly different characteristics. ... "If the Higgs boson is found at a low mass, which is the only window still open, this would make supersymmetry a viable theory," Strandberg said. "We'd still have to prove supersymmetry exists."
We already know that the universe is orderly. "For God is not a God if disorder but of peace." (1 Cor 14:33). James 3:16 says that disorderliness is of every evil work. To come that close to acknowledging the harmony, symmetry, and orderliness of God but not acknowledge that it IS God, is the height of blasphemy.
5. Validation of LHC
"The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest particle accelerator. It was built for around $10 billion by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to probe higher energies than had ever been reached on Earth. Finding the Higgs boson was touted as one of the machine's biggest goals.Finding the Higgs would offer major validation for the LHC and for the scientists who've worked on the search for many years."
It's an achievement if man can validate man? The Tower's ends were to feed on itself, too. Of the Tower of Babel affair, "The contrast in this brief text is between what man desires to achieve directed at self glory, self fulfillment, and what God does to show man's impotence and emptiness before him. It is man at his best and his noblest trying to achieve his greatest anti-God act and God steps in and undoes the whole thing." MacArthur
Listen to physicist Michio Kaku on the implications of the God Particle's discovery with an ear to the aims of man in building the Tower of Babel. It is an end to feed on itself:
In opining about the LHC success in being 99.999% sure they found the Higgs boson, one editor of an Australian paper had an editorial titled, "One small atomic particle for science, one giant leap for mankind."
The difference is that when comparing the LHC achievement to the United States's original moon shot achievements, particularly on December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman recited verses 1 through 10. They acknowledged God, and took one giant leap for mankind- as His witnesses.
The people who are active in and who are around and who report on the doings in the lab under the Alps at Switzerland, use God language, refer to God's creations but do not acknowledge God. Here is one example:
Lisa Randall wrote a book called "Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World" and in it she refers to the LHC --
"Despite my resistance to hyperbole, the LHC belongs to a world that can only be described with superlatives. It is not merely large: the LHC is the biggest machine ever built. It is not merely cold: the 1.9 kelvin (1.9 degrees Celsius above absolute zero) temperature necessary for the LHC’s supercomputing magnets to operate is the coldest extended region that we know of in the universe—even colder than outer space. The magnetic field is not merely big: the superconducting dipole magnets generating a magnetic field more than 100,000 times stronger than the Earth’s are the strongest magnets in industrial production ever made."
Isn't man great!! We can do things!
Algernon Swinburne, English poet, wrote a poem in 1871 called Hymn of Man. In the book, Swinburne and His Gods: The Roots and Growth of an Agnostic Poetry we read this quote about why Swinburne wanted to make a poem called "Hymn to Man": to sing the human triumph over 'things', the opposing forces of life over nature, and over the God of his own creation. It might end somehow thus with a cry of triumph over the decadence of a receding deity:
"And the love song of earth as thou diest sounds over the graves of her kings, Glory to man in the highest, for man is the master of things."
Yet the bible says, "We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 1" (1 Cor 2:6-10).
"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles." (Romans 1:21-23)
"They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen." (Romans 1:25)