There’s lots of talk about the discovery of the Higgs Boson. But what is it exactly? I found this video which is just under eight minutes. It covers a lot of information very quickly. It especially helped me understand why the Higgs Boson is so hard to detect. I had to watch it a couple of times but there is still stuff that I’m not quite getting. By the way, I thought it was funny that this comes from “PhD Comics.” You can also see a response to this issue from William Lane Craig here. He also has a podcast which is very helpful. You can find the podcast here. The podcast includes Craig’s response to the CNN interview with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. In particular the interviewer asks if the discovery of the Higgs Boson “may actually disprove religion” and asks “is that where we may be headed with this?” Kaku begins his answer with “Even more than that . . .” This is fascinating because Craig writes that “this confirmation just has no theological significance, except in an indirect sense (e.g., testimony to the mathematical order and beauty of nature).”
Here’s the CNN interview with Kaku.