The weather has been downright lousy and I’ve been unable to complete the task of painting the exterior woodwork under the roof. Without this task and / or school work to occupy me, my mind has been left to wander (not too far, it’s only a little one). Things do occur to me and it do be concerning science.
What’s in the space between the Higgs particles? Not a new thought on this planet in the realm of science but…
I love Brian Cox’s enthusiasm for particle physics and the origins of the universe and the big bang theory and the search for the Higgs particle in the LHC (I own enough of his books and DVDs!) but…
“We know for sure the Higgs particle is there, there’s evidence that it exists, we can see its effects but we just haven’t found it yet,” sounds very much like something my mother would say about God. I’m not sure that ‘the universe conforms to laws of physics’ is true. More likely that humans interpret the nature and events of the universe as conforming to laws to help us better able to predict what will happen. I don’t know if I’m making myself clear there.
Just saying, no axe to grind with anybody. I’m just sitting on the fence, as usual. Science and religion are not so far apart really and both can be equally beautiful in their interpretations. Truth probably lies somewhere in between or far, far outside. Neither religion or science may be correct but it can be useful to think of both as correct.
Perhaps I ought to stick to posting about art and poetry and music? Without a physical activity to occupy me, my tiny brain is sure to wander again.
I apologise if I have misunderstood anything about either particle physics or God.
Peace. Love and Prosperity (as I used to post in the old Earth Balm mp3.com days).
Here’s an addendum:
Addendum to the addendum:
Please understand that there is no criticism of Brian Cox, implied or otherwise. The guy is a fantastic educator, very clear and very enthusiastic. As I said, I have many of his books and DVDs.