Sunday, December 18, 2011
Science does not believe in faith?
Here we have an article that shows science does have faith. Interesting is that is shows the same reasoning method that believers have in God. Believers are often put down for their belief without empirical evidence. Now we see scientists inductively reasoning the Higgs boson.
....And maybe it’s not such a bad nickname after all. Lederman invented the name the "God particle” because it was “so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive.” Nobody had seen it back in 1994. And they’re still not sure whether they’ve really seen it today. Yet this isn’t seen as a massive problem. The idea seemed to make so much sense of things that the existence of the “God particle” has come to be taken for granted. It has become, I would say, a “particle of faith”. The observations themselves didn’t prove the existence of the Higgs boson. Rather, the idea of the Higgs boson explained observations so well that those in the know came to believe it really existed. One day, technology might be good enough to allow it to be actually observed. But we don’t need to wait until then before we start believing in it.
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Labels: Alister McGrath, GOD, God particle, Higgs boson, IDvolution
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