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Don’t be afraid of ‘God particle’

Published 07/12/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Apparently some preachers have taken offense that popular science has dubbed the Higgs boson the “God particle.” For the scientifically challenged, the Higgs boson is an elemental particle that has eluded researchers for years, although they have theorized for a long time that it does exist. A few days ago, researchers using extraordinary accelerator/collider technology concluded with assuredness of 99.999 percent that they had detected the Higgs boson. Detecting the Higgs should confirm that the Standard Model of particle physics is fundamentally correct.

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