The Godless Particle?

Lawrence Krauss recently wrote, “Humans, with their remarkable brains may have just taken a giant step toward replacing metaphysical speculation with empirically verifiable knowledge. The Higgs particle is now arguably more relevant than God” [1]. In other words, a recent discovery takes humans one step closer to showing  “no God required” in the creation of all things.

My response to the discovery of the evidence of a new elementary particle? Impressive! This is the result of intelligent minds, 20 years of research, and the most complicated machine ever built. But when that same discovery is also said to remove the need for Creator God, my response is one of disappointment. How many times are scientific discoveries hijacked to promote atheism? Too many to count. However, discoveries themselves cannot do this alone. For this to happen, imagination and spin are required!

But I suspect the question on Christian minds is, “how does this discovery eliminate God?” Before I answer, you can rest assured that no amount of mathematics can change a lie into the truth. You know the truth, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” [2]. No amount of spin should cause one to doubt that God is responsible for all that we see [3]. The lie is that all of this is an accident, the result of a quantum hiccup. 

This discovery is supposed to help rescue a theory plagued with scientific issues, namely, the Big Bang [4,5]. Yet, it actually creates more questions than it answers! The universe is so finely tuned, that the discovery of yet another incredibly finely tuned particle increases the impossibility of a universe without God.

Remember that all of these discoveries can also be used to magnify our Creator![6] Your worldview makes all the difference.


[1] The Godless Particle, Newsweek, July 16 2012, pg 5
[2] Genesis 1:1
[3] John 1:3
[4] An Open Letter to the Scientific Community, http://www.cosmologystatement.org/
[5] What kind of bang was the big bang? Amanda Gefter, New Scientist, July 2, 2012
[6] Psalm 19

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