Est. May 2008

20 February, 2013

The Higgs Boson And The End Of The World

A subatomic particle discovered last year that may be the long-sought Higgs boson might doom our universe to an unfortunate end, researchers say.

According to Joseph Lykken of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL, the particle's mass is critical to a calculation which shows that 'many tens of billions of years from now there'll be a catastrophe' which would destroy the universe.

Remember back when scientists came up with the theory of the Big Bang to explain the origins of the universe.  Some scientists don't like this idea anymore, because it smacks much too much of Genesis 1.

Here we have a theory of a cataclysmic end to the universe itself.

I wonder how long before somebody stumbles over this bit of news:
'But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.'
'But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!'
That's Second Peter 3, verses seven and ten through twelve, for those of you keeping score at home.

God is not the tool of science; science is the tool of God.

And, just for fun...

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