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Date: 07/07/12 12:30 PM

46 Responses to The God Particle [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of whodat6484
    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    July 6, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Link: The God Particle - That word... I do not think it means what you think it means...
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    July 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    That goddamn particle- hiding away from the righteous god-fearing religious.
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    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    I love people who don`t know how words work.
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    IrishJesus Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    Yeah, the name comes from it being referred to as the "Goddamn particle" for being so elusive. I feel like they may not be so proud if they knew that.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    From people who`ve never opened up a drating science book in their entire lives.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    "I love people who don`t know how words work."

    I love people who don`t know how sarcasm works (not you, Quik2TheStab!). Obviously most of these people, if not all, are joking.
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    glorgan Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Why did they have to give it that name??? There was nothing else they could have called it?? Now we have morons spewing all over the place thinking science just got owned by Jesus.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    Fer Christ`s sake...

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    Morph303 Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Leon Lederman is accredited for coining the nickname, `The God Particle` from the title of his book, `The God Particle: If the Universe is the Answer, What is the Question?` However, he hadn`t intended on giving it this name.
    It was originally meant to be called `The Goddamned Particle` because of the difficulty in finding the bloody thing, but under the insistence of Lederman`s publisher, he shortened it, as the publisher believed it was too lengthy and wouldn`t be catchy enough.
    Ironically enough, because the media latched on the name `The God Particle`, it probably gained a lot more coverage then it would have otherwise done, meaning you may not even know the name of the Higgs Boson Particle had it not had such a controversial nickname.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    Myself not knowing enough about science to take part in an intelligent debate, having read about the Higgs Boson particle last weekend, calling it the "God Particle" makes absolutely no sense. Who started calling it this and why?
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    fianzo Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    These posts must be trolling, I was going to say do they take everything they read literally, then i thought back to the bible and i`d wager most of these take every word of it literally too then i forgot my point a little then I lost hope in humanity a little, then i got a little more on track.
    Even if it was literally a god particle and was the traditional form of god in particle form, wouldn`t that ruin as much of most traditional religions as much as the non belief in a deity. As much as i`d classify myself as a atheist (just about) i`d probably shrug think, "guess i was wrong" then workout how best to please the omnipotent almost infinite sub atomic particles.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    Name God Particle came from author Ledeman`s original title "Goddamned Particle" because it`d been so difficult and elusive. Publishing company encouraged him to change the name. That`s all. Here`s a linky on the whole discussion of the name, etc., in case you`re actually interested.
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    chutulhu Male 40-49
    51 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    How retarded are you? Proof that you`re invisible friend in the sky exists? Sure, whatever you say.
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    chutulhu Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    The Higgs boson gives mass to the universe. As it is that important it was nicknamed the god particle. So nothing to do with the fairytale they call religion.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    I blame yahoo. Where else can you follow the K sisters, the "God Particle", new ways to trim belly fat and endless other tripe all mixed together.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm
    Rick_S, first of all, no. You`re reading sarcasm out of pretty much no hint that it`s there.

    Second of all, sarcasm is a specific form of verbal irony that involves a strongly inflected voice, used to underline the irony. Nothing that is written can really be sarcastic.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    July 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    The sad thing about any discovery or invention, is the Religious comment. If all these people believe in a god, surely they would understand that their god puts stuff on the planet for them to discover. I am lucky, in that I was never indoctrinated with any religion; my parents decided that I would make my own decision when I became old enough. How can I get away from the bulk stupidity that is religion?
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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    This is why it shouldn`t have a nickname.
    Especially one related to that invisible bearded man in the sky.

    I know that it was nicknamed the god particle because of how difficult it was to find (much like "god") but still...

    They should have just nicknamed it the "Unicorn" particle. How about Bigfoot? Or Leprechaun?
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    Bunch of religious dumbf.ucks fooled by the media circus....Maybe Ill take a, that will piss off atheists DURRDURR!!!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    You really can`t fix stupid.
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    RearEchelon Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    "Now that they`ve proven it exists, can we stop calling it the `God` Particle?"

    And it was so nicknamed because it`s short for "goddamn" particle.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    Clip from the IT Crowd!!! YUS!!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    And tomorrow, CERN/LucasArts make a joint announcement that the Higgs Boson is in fact a Midichlorian.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    If anything, the Higgs Boson is some kind of proof against the existence of God. They just call it the "God particle" because this particle is the explanation for the very nature of existence.
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    Zach82 Male 30-39
    319 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    Praise JEEZUS!
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    Darkolin Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    I thought the Doritos loco Taco was proof there is a God.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    "Higgs, an atheist himself, is displeased that the Higgs particle is nicknamed the "God particle", because the term "might offend people who are religious"." and "Lederman said he gave it a nickname because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive,"" All hail Wikipedia! (drat you college, I will site the hell out of Wikipedia now!)
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    The God particle is that piece of shmootz that God spits out, after she`s had at it in there with a toothpick.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    Yes - scientists (many of which are Atheist) have been looking for the classification of particle which actually CONSTITUTE god`s physical construct. Isn`t that amazing? Atheists 1. (Or rather, scientists 1^1/0)
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2012 at 2:04 am
    The .gif finished it off nicely!
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2012 at 2:07 am
    ... w... o... w... .............
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    July 8, 2012 at 5:09 am
    Thanks to facebook and twitter scientists are making great progress on discovering the Stupid particle.
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    Ston Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2012 at 5:21 am
    It was originally the Goddamn Particle, because it was goddamn hard to find. Media nitwits left the damn out.
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    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
    809 posts
    July 8, 2012 at 6:26 am
    Yeah. jesus freaks are drating stupid. Everybody but the jesus freaks know this.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    July 8, 2012 at 7:55 am
    What Ston said.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2012 at 8:11 am
    Wow, it`s a name, to me it meant a particle that is everywhere and in everything. Doesn`t mean anything beyond that to me. Nor does it offer any kind proof towards anything other than the particle in question. *facedesk*
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    Hisky Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2012 at 8:45 am
    That is painfull.
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    Of course, more biased posts against people with faith in God. Truth be known, there were a very large number of comments on the finding from people saying the exact opposite.. that this `God particle` proves there is no God.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    I call it the "Goddamn Particle" because the fact that it exists proves god is not needed. I still love the christians....they keep the Lions full....
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    July 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    @TheGuySmiley - Here are some more for you...
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    July 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Zeegrr60 no it doesn`t..
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    ssalty Male 60-69
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    July 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    PLEASE! Just remember: They All Vote!! And do you think they`ll vote Democrat? HAHAHAHA! Glad there aren`t more of them.
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2012 at 3:13 am
    Im sorry but that would make me jump out a window. THOSE dratING IDIOTS SHOULD BE F U C K I N G BUNRNED ALIVE!!! How stupid are YOU!! "the god partical" is a drating term used to describe the partical not the actual explanation of GOD.

    I think its time for religious extermination.

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