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July 4th, 2012
06:42 PM ET

New Evidence: God Particle Exist

Scientist  have discovered new evidence that the  "God Particle" may actually exist. They say  it may hold the secrets of the universe, but what does that really mean? CNN's Ashleigh Banfield chats with Michio Kaku, a Physics Professor at CUNY,  about just what it is and exactly what  does this discovery mean for your life.

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  1. Pat

    I'm glad to hear science is moving forward and making new discoveries. These types of discoveries may help us sometime in the future. However, one question Mr Kaku didn't answer was that now that "one particle" has been discovered........who made that particle? How did that one particle come about? Someone had to create that particle and the only answer is that God created IT and everything / everyone else. The media and the government continues to "explain away" and remove God from our society. America was built on Christianity! Hey CNN.....why don't you interview some Christian's to re-butt Mr. Kaku?

    July 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
  2. Mariner V

    America was not built on Christianity, it was created and built on the effort of the founding fathers to break from the tyranny and madness of King George. Christians have a tendency to take credit to which it is not entitled and make claims that have nothing to do with reality. This incessant insecurity to frame all arguments that suggest that all movement in the world is attached to christians and christianity is a form of neurosis that serves no one. Christianity does not explain the universe, they have historically tried to refute the findings of science on every front. When Galileo presented findings that challenged the Church's teachings, he was placed under house arrest until his death, thereby suppressing those scientific facts. No doubt they will try to hijack recent findings from the Higgs Boson experiments to illustrate that science "Now" proves the existence of GOD!
    Christians cannot prove the existence of GOD and neither will science. The only entity that can prove the existence of GOD IS GOD. Thus far we conclude as a result of the Conspicuous Silence regarding GOD providing a definitive response on the subject, that GOD does not exist. The God of Abraham has been invited to speak at the podium for quite some time and has refrained. I think that his silence speaks volumes and it doesn't support the nebulous conclusions of Christians. Christ may have been a profoundly charismatic philosophical and spiritually oriented individual. We will never know more in our time than what history provides, which is limited in historical content. So be it, we will just have to roll with that reality. The first cause proposition of Thomas Aquinas and his followers does not prove the existence of God. It provides a way of viewing the proposition like many other ways of viewing the proposition. Michio Kaku is a good spokesman for science but he doesn't know everything either and he would be the first to admit it. That is where he differs from Christians and Christianity. He doesn't profess to know things that he could not possibly know. If he knew, he would tell you and........he could prove it because he has all of the scientific tools and resources available to to the homework to provide you with the research. The simplistic statement that someone had to create the particle already frames your argument among the most ridiculous propositions presented because of what we presently understand in the field of quantum mechanics and string theory. What do we know? Well we know enough about the universe to not make the kind of claims that someone with less knowledge then the common fruit fly would be tempted to make, purely out of some primal need to win an argument to advance the cause. You have accused CNN, the media and the government of conspiring to remove God from Society. It seems to have eluded you that you are trying to do the very same thing in the opposite direction. You are trying to insist on permanently implanting Christ and Christianity into all ontological, sociological and scientific arguments. Stating that God created the particle is dfferent than stating a man created the particle. We may know that Christ was responsible for creating works from his carpentry skills. We know nothing of his father being responsible for creating particles. There is only one way we could know if this is true or not and that is if God provides us with the evidence. What we do know presently is that there is absolutely no evidence to support this propostion. We know definitively that Christians have absolutely no evidence to support a different conclusion.

    July 6, 2012 at 1:01 am |
  3. Felix

    Has anyone thought about the implications of generating a “God particle” that generated the “big ban” or the explosion that created the universe we know today? If this is truth could those scientists provoke a physical reaction in the lab that could make this “God particle” generate another “big bang” right here or earth that generates so much energy as to destroy this earth and the entire galaxy the earth belongs to?

    I feel that these physicists are like four years old kids feeling excited by playing with matches and gasoline. First they say that God has nothing to do with the creation of the universe. This has been followed by accepting the idea that the universe we know has been created but there is not any intelligent entity behind the creation of the universe. Now, they have come up with the “God particle” that could explain how the universe was created. If this is truth, could they bring back a planet with life such as earth if by some kind of unforeseen event within the lab they generate another big ban that with reset back to 0 the creation of the entire universe? If such thing is feasible, I feel that those physicists playing with the “God particle” are much more dangerous than four years old kids playing with matches, gasoline and fire. The consequences of playing with the "God particle" could be more dangerous than the consequences of those terrorists that one day wished to go to an “after life”where they would be given beautiful virgins to have sex with by bringing down the twin towers of the World Trade Center and killing more than 3,000 Americans on a 9-11

    July 6, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  4. ronvan

    Some highly educated scientists, and others, THINK that they can explain everything through science! WHO came up the the term "God Particle"? I guess if one wants to you could make the conclusion that these people beleive in God to use this description. PAT: I agree with you. Just look at the things going on, some of those "STUPID" TV programs, INSANE people killing others in the name of their God and religion, profanity use as if it was a language. Makes you wonder/think what this world is coming to.

    July 6, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  5. Lesa

    Well. I believe in God. There is an explanation for everything. There was never anything written to prove that what is in the bible is not real and hasn't happened. I think God created that particle. It can just come from nothing. But he has to leave something for us to believe in. They are just calling it the God particle to give it a name. To give the particle an explanation for itself. When I looked in my new born baby's eyes for the first time. I knew there was a God. How can something like that come about from tiny microscopic eggs. Then I have watched her grow everyday. It's just really amazing.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:59 am |
  6. Guest

    It's called the God particle because originally it was going to be called the "Goddam Particle" because it was so hard to find. Relax.

    July 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  7. Nietodarwin

    Let's hear from Higgs himself,......... After Leon Lederman, another nonbelieving physicist, had jokingly referred to the mysterious boson as the “God particle,” Higgs was not happy: “I wish he hadn’t done it. I have to explain to people it was a joke. I’m an atheist.”

    July 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  8. Nietodarwin

    Education is wonderful. Don't just write off all people of religion as completely ignorant and a total waste of time. I was raised Catholic, but education and science "SAVED" me. BE PATIENT WITH THE BRAINWASHED. (No, Lesa, there is no "GOD" and SOMETHING CAN COME FROM NOTHING.!!!! That's what this is all about. That feeling you get when you look into your babies eyes has been provided by your evolution, and is shared with many creatures. It makes parents give their lives for their young, and prevents some, (not all) from eating their young in order to ensure the survival of a species. Belief in religion is also something all cultures have evolved with, but that doesn't make it true or useful. Evolution is a trial and error process of millions of years. Religion is about as useful to our lives and survival as nipples on males.)

    July 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  9. sirfash

    has anyone anticipated that given the right environment, this "god particle" can actually create a time warp. something that is so powerful and so small can bend time? in space we are surrounded by "dark matter" which no one can explain what it is or what's causing it to get bigger at a incredible rate, can it be the "god particle"?

    July 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  10. agnostic

    what the media has done is conjoined two concepts... religion and science... what the religionists don't understand is that God when the big bang happened... noone was there to conceive her.

    July 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  11. bmoore

    He doesnt know what he is talking about and you people dont know what your talking about cause God is real and HE created all nature. If you dont believe this you will have to believe it when God comes back to take the believers to a much greater life with him and leaving the non-believers here to suffer for denying him!

    July 21, 2012 at 9:36 am |

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