This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
I didn’t always like science. I was good at it, and was asked in high school to skip a year. The textbooks were dry, and I hated the math. All that calculating…
Now that I am out of school, what I love about science are the theories. Things like how if you travel at the speed of light in space for five years and come back to earth, everyone would be 75 in Earth time. I never got why scientists and religious people never got along, because I always thought science would prove that what we think is “God” is just a divine universal force that is everywhere. And it looks like it’s gotten closer to proving that.
The Big Bang Theory states – from my understanding – that everything in space came from one source. So when Leo yesterday said “they discovered the God particle – they’re going to announce it tomorrow,” I actually wasn’t all that surprised. Discovering what they believe is the particle of course took decades to discover, but since I believe that the source of all things must have come from one minute (but potentially powerful) thing, it didn’t really faze me.
The God particle is called the Higgs boson, named after physicist Peter Higgs, and has been so hard to measure that it’s taken all this time, many people working on it – including Canadian scientists – and billions of dollars in scientific equipment (namely the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland) to locate it. It was nice to see Higgs in tears when they aired the announcement on TV.
If you’re a spiritual person and never thought physics could prove your beliefs (or at least be on your “side”) then hopefully this is promising.