An unknown author wrote: “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.” It turns out that after all these years, CERN is about to prove that statement with the creation of antimatter. It is about to prove that suddenly, there was light, that matter from nothing had been created, that God was directly involved with the manufacture of the “Big Bang”, and that pure energy might be the father of creation.
CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is underground in both Germany and Switzerland. It has a 17 mile stretch of superconducting magnets that will accelerate material to 99.999999% of the speed of light. The resultant crash of matter will produce antimatter. The Higgs-Bosun– commonly referred to as the “God particle”–seems to be what they’re really after.
The collider was built to accelerate protons to energies of seven trillion electron volts and smash them together in search of particles that existed earlier than the first trillionth of a second of time. In the “Big Bang” there was only energy. Now, we know there are trillions of particles, and they have measurable mass.
If one looks carefully, everything that we know was produced with an opposite: heaven and hell, light and dark, good and evil, etc., etc. Actually, science claims the same thing as religion. The “Big Bang” created everything in the universe with an opposite.
It is a fact of nature that everything has an opposite. Protons have electrons. Antimatter is yin to matter’s yang. If matter comes in contact with antimatter at any time, the result is instant destruction. Physicists call it total annihilation, with the production of pure light.
Antimatter was readily apparent when created at CERN (Geneva) in 1995, and later on at Fermilab in 1997. CERN came on line briefly on 9/10/08 It was scheduled to become fully operational by late 2009, but operational difficulties may have pushed that to 2010.
Some physicists have waited 15 years for CERN to come up to speed, literally. They have already sunk $9 billion dollars into CERN, but this Large Hadron Collider has yet to collide any particles at all—yet. What do they know, or what do they think they might find out?
If the Higgs bosun exists, it is almost certain that the CERN will produce and identify it. “The LHC [CERN] will increase the energy at which we can study particle interactions, by a factor of four,” Stephen Hawking said. “According to present thinking, this should be enough to discover the Higgs particle, the particle that gives mass to all the other particles.”
Nobel Prize winning physicist [From Leon Lederman, The God Particle] wrote the book “The God Particle” 15 years ago, and said: “This boson is so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our final understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive, that I have given it a nickname: the God Particle.”
The interesting part is that CERN, when up to full speed in 2010, is likely to produce the Higgs-Bosun. It will essentially prove that matter can be created from nothing, and that Genesis and the Big Bang can be explained by the fact that in the beginning there was an enormous source of energy. In this case, science and religion would support the same truth—pure energy initiated all of creation.
Those lacking in knowledge will insist that this can’t happen because antimatter doesn’t exist, and can’t possibly be made. They overlook the medical community where antimatter is created by the decay of radioactive material, which is injected into a patient to perform Positron Emission Tomography.
This PET scan of the brain, where a positron produced by the decay quickly finds an electron and annihilates into two gamma rays. These gamma rays would move in opposite directions, and by recording their origin points an image is produced.
In the sun, solar flares accelerate already fast-moving particles, which collide with slower articles in the atmosphere, producing antimatter. Gamma rays are routinely examined, which are emitted by antimatter annihilation as observed by NASA’s RHESSI spacecraft.
Why would thousands of scientists, for so long, wait for the cusp of revelation about a never-before-seen particle? If it is seen, and Genesis is proved, and many concede that a god does exist, what is their next step? The following questions, and answers, may be too volatile for many.
One thing for sure, production of a Higgs-bosun will not be a boring event.
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