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Encounters with the God Particle

posted on September 28, 2012

At Tablet, Paul Fishbane examines the significance of the recent confirmation of the Higgs boson, or “God particle.” The discovery helps explain how “particles get their masses.”  Fishbane also observes the important intermingling of religion and science, evidenced in Pope John Paul II’s visit to CERN, where the particle was discovered, saying “…undoubtedly the need for good public relations on CERN’s part and the need for an open mind on scientific research on the church’s part played some role in this curious interaction between organized religion and big science.” 

Read at Tablet