Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Received A Note from a Friend:

Got this in an e-mail, just too good not to share here.


I Remain,
Pastor Steve

Scientists Discover Elusive God Particle --- Decades Long Search Concludes --- Maybe‏

"Listening to the radio can be so much fun.  The latest example occurred just a few minutes ago when I heard national news commentator Harley Carnes announce that it's not newsworthy when a deadly and prolonged heat wave, like the one we just endured, finally goes away.

The reason, says Carnes, is that no one needs a headline to let them know that it's cooler outside or that we all feel better now. Can't argue with that.  Firm grasp of the obvious for sure!

Here's another.  Anyone who has listened to or watched much news lately, has probably heard about that giant swarm containing 6,000 of the world's foremost scientists who think, that at long last, they may have actually discovered the elusive "God Particle".  Remotely akin to the long sought missing link between man and ape, the God Particle is thought to hold the secret to such things as what gives objects their mass, what holds the universe together, and perhaps most importantly, contains the potential to reveal how the universe got its start.  One currently popular theory, of course, is the so called Big Bang -- the belief that our universe began with a massive explosion.

This latest search for the God Particle involved the construction of a seventeen-mile-long underground tunnel housing a $10 billion machine known as the Large Hadron Collider.  During the past 24 months, scientists have really poured the cobs to this phenomenal new machine; repeatedly setting the shots, pulling the trigger, and analyzing the gigantic mountains of data resulting from an astounding 800 trillion warp speed, proton-to-proton collisions.  Boil it all down, sweep away the chaff, and the heretofore undiscovered God Particle suddenly emerges for all to see -- Well, not for sure; it's actually more like sorta kinda maybe.

Although their collective pulse rates have certainly accelerated, scientists say that it is still too early; that no one can know for certain whether or not the God Particle has finally been isolated.  But the events of the day are nevertheless exciting, says renowned Futuristic Theoretical Physicist, Michio Kaku.  Now there's no denying that Kaku is a 50,000 fathoms deep thinker.  He's a cool guy and is always fun to listen to.  But after hearing or, worse yet, trying to read him; I always come away feeling like his giant brain must be the size of a state fair pumpkin and that mine must approximate an anemic version of the proverbial single mustard seed.  But this time I got it.  I really did understand what he was saying -- well at least on a 'sorta kinda maybe' level anyway.

Although we can't yet say for sure that this is really it [the God Particle] there are some things we can be fairly certain of, says Kaku.  The universe did begin with a big bang, a colossal explosion [of energy?] creating a very bright light.  Regardless of the final outcome of this latest experiment, scientists feel as if they've never been closer to the truth.  Kaku summed it up this way --- If this latest effort does fall short of providing positive proof as to what actually caused the bright light explosion that was the origin of the universe, then science has "at least found the fuse".
So there you have it.  It's appears as if we may be on the verge of proving, once and for all, that the universe began with an loud noise accompanied by a bright light.  Nope; Not kidding!  Once again, a firm grasp of the obvious is almost within our reach.  But arriving at the answer didn't come easy.  Let's not forget that the latest attempt in this decades long effort took two years of work, a ten billion dollar collider, a full battalion of 6,000 scientists, a seventeen-mile-long underground tunnel and the orchestration of 800 trillion proton collisions -- give or take.
Here's more news.  For only fifty or sixty bucks [or for free on the internet] the team could have obtained a copy of the Bible and, upon reading the first few words, arrived at basically the same answer.  In addition to Genesis, they also would have received 65 bonus books for no additional cost, and would have also been able to discover how the story of the universe ends.
One last question.  If it does happen to turn out that this latest search for the God Particle falls short and has merely "found the fuse" to what ignited the explosion that created the universe; then exactly who was it that lit that fuse in the first place?
Final Thought:  In Genesis 1:3, the Creator God pulls it all together by commanding, "Let there be light."  I'm guessing that He didn't whisper those words and that when the universe began, the whole amazing process was very loud indeed."

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