The moment i read the title i was ready to say "yes they are". and i stand correct i would say.
Oh, but they can be that silly.
...It's the exact opposite you fucktards
"God" Particle doesn't literally mean it's a part of God, it's just the name, since it's a compound from the earliest moments of the universe.
I don't disbelieve in God, but holy shit these people are dumb.
That is all.
>>235597235597 Oh but they are
People are dumb.
Such failure doesn't even deserve a facepalm.
Atheists? Really? And here I thought they would be mocking creationists. Oh well.
...It's the exact opposite you fucktards"God" Particle doesn't literally mean it's a part of God, it's just the name, since it's a compound from the earliest moments of the universe.
One of the founders of the theory of the Higgs boson, if I remember right, initially titled his report as 'The Goddamn Particle', as a bit of a joke in regards to how difficult it was to find. The publisher didn't think that would go over too well with the public, so it was shortened to 'The God Particle'.
After reading that I'm tempted to join that person in the gif.
This is the exact reason I HATE that the higgs boson has the name the "God particle". It just confuses people and is an inaccurate way to describe it but what are you gonna do?
soo much for them
The paper that postulated the existence of the Higgs Boson was entitled "The God-Damned Particle", because it was so difficult to find. The publishers changed the title to something less offensive.
Yeah I've seen that post around. I just facepalmed until my cheek bones flattened
And Life moved on.
Funny story about the Higgs boson: The original nickname for it was the goddamn particle. Yeah. A zealous editor corrected it, apparently, and it's been with us ever since. It's not even that fundamental it's just that the veracity of the Standard Model depends heavily on the presence of the Higgs.
But there's no limit to the stupidity that's posted on Facebook daily. No limit at all. If we could only harness its vast potential might, we could power the entire world a hundred times over.
 It's been annoying physicists by its elusive nature ever since Higgs dreamed it up. It turned out so annoying that the single biggest machine in human history was built chiefly to find it.
 It's pretty damned fundamental, but not that much more than other fundamental particles. At least according to the particle physicists I hang out with. Caveat lector, obviously.
If there's one thing I've learned in my life, it's that there is ALWAYS someone that stupid.
If not more so. It's like one of those constants in the universe.
yes, people are just that stupid
a physical particle that proves a metaphysical intelligence?
from what i understand, the Higgs-Bosun is what defines the mass of an object (or something like that, I don't know...I'm just a genius, my dad's the rocket scientist)
Really? R-Really? People can be THAT stu-... Oh wait.
I think it's less "they can't be serious" and more "there can't be that many Poes."
And I believe it was him as well who later regretted so hard naming it so because of, well... this crap.
I swear, every time. You think people hit rock bottom and then something else comes along. Hey, at least it's worth a chuckle. After the cringing pain and facepalms are done...
>>235608235608 From what I've heard, the guy that coined the term chose the name "God Particle" because both god and the Higgs Boson have that in common that lots of people believe in both, but neither have ever been seen.
It's really ironic that people are using this as an argument against atheism.
Of course people are that stupid.
Its so stupid, even FLUTTERSHY FACEHOOFS AT THEIR IDIOCY!
(they aren't smiling, thats just ur imagination)
Some days.... I wish the world was flat.... then we could just push the idiots off
People are so dumb.
"Oh boy, something posted by Vargras about people and idiocy. This should be..."
Please tell me someone pointed out the mistake these people were making. PLEASE! I...I need to know that someone...you know what, no, perhaps these people shouldn't understand what the 'God Particle' is all about. It's probably better that way.
Stupid people don't want to increase their knowledge, a lack of knowledge leads to fear, for we are afraid of things that we don't know. Fear leads to craving for safety, religion promises safety. These guys are religious.
And this is why I've lost my faith in most of humanity... oh well. Might as well put up with all the idiots out there until the portal to Equestria goes live.
Our species needs help. Big time.
Think back on the supposed rapture...just how many lives were ruined and guess what happened to the old man whopredicted it? he made millions in donations and went in hiding.
>>235663235663 They ARE smiling, amused by the silliness of the internet.
The real question is which god it is
I mean why are they so sure it's jeebus
I'm a religious man, a catholic even, but this, wow, just wow, people are idiots, and this is why people hate on us catholics fml
AHAHAHA OH THERE GOES ALL OF MY FAITH IN HUMANITY AGAIN :D
ima go cry in a corner watching ponies while eating a basket full of chocolate covered chicken nuggets.
>>235596235596 Your avatar is far too perfect for this post. Really damn good.
"Scientists (and Doctor) appear to be close to discovering the GOD PARTICLE!"
Why can't they ever just turn around at the right moments?
I'm willing to bet a million bits that the great Christian intellectual Saint Thomas Aquinas is looking down from heaven and facepalming at everyone.
So yeah. Christians. Keep drilling that stuff into your children's heads because in say a hundred years atheists will rule the world!
Oh wait... I live in America D:
They really need to drop the nickname "God particle". The only reason it was ever named as such was the create media sensationalism, and besides the only thing it does is explain why things have mass. As an intelligent man of Catholic Christian faith I'm getting really annoyed by all the pointless arguments that the nickname is causing.
I just... hm. I... Hmm.
I do believe the cumulative stupid right there shut off one of my higher brain functions. Maybe more.
Honestly? I think >>236045236045 has it right. There are a lot of good folk like him out there who get a bad name from the .02% of idiots that exist. Understand, I have nothing against any religious establishment (barring any one that is actively trying to kill me) but man, it's times like these that I just can't help but wonder what the hell, people.
Just another case of morons using half-known and half-understood facts to try and move forward whatever they believed in and in the process making them all look like assholes.
I know that feel, bro.
Just to set the record straight, the majority of christians are right alongside everyone else. Doubly so, in fact, because not only are they being stupendously, MAGNIFICENTLY, stupid, but they are they reason people think christians are, well, stupendously stupid.
Odin promised to get rid of the ice giants.
Jesus promised to get rid of sin on Earth.
I don't see any ice giants...
THERE IS NO GOD
IF THERE WAS
EXPLAIN WHY I EXIST AND WHY HE HATES YOU SO MUCH THAT I GET TO DO THE THINGS I DO WITHOUT BEING STOPPED
>>235608235608 would that guy happen to be Dr Higgs by any chance?
Sometimes, people give the impression of coming right out of a Monty Python sketch. This is priceless! Vargras, you have made my day.
I checked that on Wikipedia. The "Goddamn Particle" was a title Lederman considered for tongue-in-cheek reasons, but in the book he admits his publisher forced him to change it, so it's been God Particle since day one. Lederman still consciously chose to call it the "God Particle" on the grounds of a pretty weak analogy, so thank him for this pointless and frankly sensationalist mess. In any case, the actual Peter Higgs who proposed the Higgs field, and by extension the Higgs boson, is an atheist and, like virtually every other physicist, doesn't agree with the media promoting the unofficial name.
The hunt for the Higgs boson doesn't need sensationalising. It's already physics' most intriguing detective story, and the most recent reports are tantalizingly close to wrapping up this particular case. I can't wait.
It amazes me how people who have no clue what they are talking about survive in the world.
But yes, regarding the topic at hand:
Ahead of time sorry for the giant comment
And yeah...humans - the inventors of soo much.....are idiots
...You made me learn...conrats
Also, Facebook has a daily!?
Yes, which can make my job genuinely terrifying
(~3 days ago had an Afghan I was helping train point the RPG the wrong way, thankfully the rocket was a dud!)
This is all it took?
I fear for you
I have the perfect...thing to go with that
The best part - It's between a Norse guy and a Monk Read Right to Left!!!
reading the previous ~20 pages makes even better
I really like this post.
And find myself agreeing.
Explain to me why you want to live, if all there is - is this shitty place we are forced to call home
Edit: My explanation for the "hating": I most likely deserve it due to what I've done in the past
I like it
Hey, Apple Bloom! Look! People this stupid exist!
This is why we can't have nice things
Seriously? The Higgs-Boson resreach is completely unrelated to arguments over whether various deities exist. Even if it were related, they've only found a particle which is Higgs-Boson like. CERN hasn't collected enough data to call it an official discovery yet.
Completely missing the point, and jumping the gun. There are layers of failure here.
Checked the link.
I should have specified. What I meant to say was that this drove me over the brink. I was barely on the side of humanity before, and now that people are saying that the 'God particle' (so named due to an edit) actually proves the existence of a God, that's the last straw.
If they'd just done their research, I would still be hopeful for us... but as we can see, they didn't. Trust me, if more people actually paid attention, we could avoid things like this that make us look like total idiots in the eyes of smarter people.
What did it for me was people who did their research
How does that work? It just doesn't make sense to me.
To any who may follow this thread this far, I have sent this person my reply via pm.
As I will to any that ask me this person's question.