God Particle Found: What is the Significance?

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Physicists have discovered what has been called the “God Particle.”  It is essential, they say, to discovering the universe itself.  It is said to be the cornerstone of our understanding of space, time, and matter.  What is this God Particle?

Higgs Boson

It has taken dozens of years and billions of dollars to discover what is called the God Particle.  It may be the greatest indicator ever of the existence of Higgs boson.  Now, what is the Higgs boson you may ask?  The Higgs boson is the subatomic particle that up to now, has been theoretical.  This subatomic particle is thought to be the explanation for the formation of essential elements in the universe like protons, electrons, and neutrons.  Fermilab theorist Joseph Lykken believes it might explain how the universe got here in the first place.  But then we could ask anther question, how did the Higgs boson or God Particle get here?  It certainly could not have created itself.

Rob Roser is the lead researcher at the Fermilab, an atom smasher in Chicago, and he said that particle physicists think they are extremely close to discovering this subatomic particle.   Researchers are seeing “the footprints and the shadow of the object” without actually seeing it in the physical sense.  What must be understood is that it has not conclusively settled the quest for the long sought after Higgs boson, but it’s about as close as they have ever been.

God Particle

Indeed, all particles are of God and the heaven and earth declare it, so that they are without excuse (Rom 1:20)

The God Particle

Physicists have said that the God Particle has all but been proven to exist.  It’s like seeing a footprint in the sand without seeing the foot that left it.   This subatomic particle, the so-called God Particle, is understood to be what gives all matter in the universe its size and its shape.  Physicists are attempting to see why matter has mass and why such matter and mass combines with gravity to give it weightiness.  It is like finding an answer to Newton’s discovery of gravity and seeing an object fall to confirm it, but the God Particle has not actually been seen by human eyes yet.   It’s like someone saying that they can hear the echo but can’t find the source of it.  Researchers are using the comparison of finding the footprints of a dinosaur and seeing its shadow but not seeing the dinosaur itself.  That makes it as extremely close to a confirmation as you can get.

It is important to note that researchers are cautious and do not want to use the word “discovery” because seeing is believing and they can not show concrete evidence of this subatomic particle quite yet.  The term God Particle is not being used by physicists but only by layman because it relates to the essential formation of elements that make up the universe and how they interact and interrelate with each other.   Researchers will not say that the Higgs boson (or God Particle) is 100% proven and why physicists are refraining from calling it a true discovery.  Scientists keep using the word “cautious” because establishing their findings as conclusive proof could still be tremendously difficult.

What is the Significance?

Physicists believe that this subatomic particle may explain why the universe is here in the first place, although they are not saying that it was the cause of the universe or the cause of matter itself.  For example, we could see an infinite regression like: Where did matter come from?  Did it come from subatomic particles?  Then where did the subatomic particles come from?  How did invisible subatomic particles create matter?  What was the original cause of these subatomic particles?  If someday scientists finally do say they have conclusively proven (or seen) the responsible subatomic particle (called the God Particle), this does not prove that the universe created itself or that it was self-caused or self-created because that is a self-contradictory term.  If the universe had created itself, then it had to be, before it was, and thus must have been in a state of being already.  Even invisible subatomic particles have to obey the Law of Causality…that is they could not have created themselves without a cause.

The Invisible Makes the Visible

God is spirit and spirit is invisible and I find it interesting that this subatomic particle has been called the God Particle which came from Nobel physicist Leon Lederman‘s 1993 book, The God Particle:  If the Universe if the Answer, What is the Question?   Physicists, not surprisingly, hate calling it the God Particle because it attributes the particle to the existence and cause of God.  God as Creator, has already declared in His Word that “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth” (Psalm 33:6) because “he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm (Psalm 33:9).

God sees no controversy in this subatomic particle “footprint” because He has declared, For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him (Col 1:16).  As Paul wrote in Romans 1:20, For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.” Indeed, Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made (John 1:3).


Christians already understand that The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge (Psalm 19:1-2).  Do we really believe that this is news to Christians that what exists at the subatomic level is unseen by human eyes?  No, this is already recorded in the Word of God: By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen (Heb 11:3).  Indeed, all particles are of God and the heaven and earth declare it, so that they are without excuse (Rom 1:20).

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Ben Cunningham July 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

So if they do find evidence that supports this 100% does yhis count as scientific proof that God exists? Or am I misunderstanding the article?


Jack Wellman July 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

Thank you Ben for your question. I will leave that up to the reader to decide for themselves. I apologize for not being clearer but I didn’t want to make that conclusion. My conclusion at the end of the article I had hoped would make it clear what I believe to be true. I think science can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God. Please do come see us again my friend.


Robert July 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

Excellent article, Jack.
You’ve reminded us that authentic scientific research and discovery should point to God, never contradict Scripture, and cause us to be in such awe of Him that we can’t help but worship Him. God bless you and keep up the good work.
Yours in Christ,


Jack Wellman July 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Again, thank you Robert. Truly I believe that the more we gain in scientific knowledge the more we see that the Bible is true and that the Word of God is established to be certain. I agree, I am in such awe of God that mere, feeble, human words can not describe such amazement at the Creator God.


michael maule July 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

yes, a problem when they say subatomic particles you cant see one, neither can you see a particle in science terms!!


michael maule July 6, 2012 at 9:43 am

you cannot see a subatomic particle neither can you see a particle, in science terms


Jack Wellman July 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thank you Michael. Great point my friend.


believer July 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

I enjoy reading your article and using scripture to remind us where ALL comes from and that is God. I also loved that you wrote:If the universe created itself, it had to BE before it WAS, and thus being of state ALREADY….


Jack Wellman July 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thank you “Believer” for your gracious comment. This “state of being” is covered more comprehensively in the article “Did the Universe Come Into Existence by Chance” at the link below. I appreciate your comment and please do come back again to the website my friend.



johnson July 7, 2012 at 10:25 am


this experiment proved that GOD is there and human`s who are not belived in him can not see his things, in India people are mere to Idolism, and they call this GOD particle as “Eshwar particle”.pls pray for INDIA.


Jack Wellman July 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

Amen Johnson. I agree. Will pray for India today and thank you for visiting us my friend. May God be with you and richly bless you.


Joel Ford July 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

What’s wrong with calling it the Eshwar Particle? It means the same thing. They have lots of names for God in India. Hinduism, despite its many forms of God, is actually a monotheistic religion, the “demigods” and other mystical beings equating to archangels and angels in Christianity.
Anyways, the “God Particle” has no more or less to do with God than any other particle. We’re a long ways off from scientifically proving God. I believe science may one day find the (actual) heavens, but that God will ever remain elusive to the scientific community, except as an experience shared by worshipers.


Jack Wellman July 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I did not say that the “God particle” had anything to do with God Mr. Ford. I am sorry you are upset or mad. I didn’t come up with the name. I used what the researchers called it.


Shan July 8, 2012 at 2:01 am

The reason why until now lots of speculations and questions rise up with no proof and evidence.it is because we human have limitation design by god, Who are we to ask for his existence? for his origin? If he is the author for the universe who created him? that why he provide this reference for us, which is the Bible, if we dig it out seriously by studying all the contexts We can easily understand and find the answer. He just created us with barriers, That why He is omnipotent, omniscient ,and omnipresent.


Jack Wellman July 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Amen Shan. I wished that I had included your wise comments in this article. Let me say thank you for contributing words of wisdom and yes, He is above all…exponentially. Well said.


Bob July 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The name “god particle” has almost nothing to do with religion. Until the LHC, scientists struggled to find the Higgs Boson. It was referred to as “that god [censored] particle.” The media picked it up and shorted it to god particle. End of story.


Jack Wellman July 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Thank you sir. I appreciate your adding to this discussion.


Michael July 11, 2012 at 9:15 am

Great article Jack! Thanks for reminding us that what science is just now discovering, God, through His Word, told us about long ago.


Jack Wellman July 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Thank you so much Michael. I believe that when scientists make new “discoveries” the believers are not calling them discoveries but confirmation of what is already written in the Bible. Your remarks are spot on brother. You nailed it! Please come back again my friend.


Wade H. August 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

That’s quite interesting, Jack. In his book, On The Shoulders of Giants, Hawking presents Newton’s Principia. Your article reminds me of the end of Newton’s work.



Rayan Webster Pinto September 10, 2012 at 7:09 am

Hello Mr. Jack Wellman,
Its quite an interesting article you have written there. My name is Rayan Webster Pinto. I have always considered myself as an “instrument” of the Almighty Father in Heaven. I have written 3 blogs on blogspot.com . The address is ryanpinto777.blogspot.com
it contains my Holy experience,my Holy connection,my creative visionary arts having Holy links to one another and the common link of all the arts namely “The Holy Cross”. I have also written an article about my perception of planet Saturn and the Universe. I have a dream,a dream of building a Universal Flying Disc. A Disc that can allow young and old to fulfill their dreams of travelling distant galaxies or cruise around the universe to explore the Stars,Planets,Exoplanets and other celestial bodies ,maybe colonise planets and come back to Earth as well. I have written my own perceived quotations as well as a “Bubble Gel Theory” and 2 laws ;namely “Rayan`s Universal law of planetary dimensions” and “Rayan`s law of harmony of tides”. Among my arts, my 2nd art which I named as a “Creative Labyrinth” actually resembles the “God Particle”. So far more than 400 people have viewed my page all over the world. I was told by a Catholic Priest to seek a spiritual guide on my journey towards life. I am in search of one. Would sincerely appreciate your kindness,if you could help me find someone. Take care.May God keep you blessed always,Mr. Jack.


Jack Wellman September 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Hello Rayan. I visited your blog and its awesome. It is apologetic in nature to be sure and declares the Majesty of our Creator God. I don’t know about who to tell you to find as far as a “spiritual guide” but we have apologetics here as well and I have a blog that is called “Christian Apologetics: Scientific Evidence for a Creator God” that uses philosophical, scientific, mathematical, archeological, paleontological, and historical evidence that is empirical and quantifiable, at:http://jackwellman.blogspot.com/

One of my favorite sites is GodandScience.org at:



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By the way, how can we keep up a correspondence?


Jack Wellman December 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thank you my friend. If you would like to correspond, please click on the “Contact” link at the top of the webpage and we can communicate and never share your email address with anyone. Please forgive me for responding so late to your comment. Thank you again.


Judy E. Harrell December 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

This is such an awesome article and I will refer to it again! It says so much!! It seems to me that the harder scientists try to prove that there is no God, the closer they come to proving that there is a God! You can’t run away from the truth that God Does exist! Many have tried and end up finding God in the end!! It is up to us as Christians to behave in a loving manner so that others will see God is us!! That is where the real proof lies!! Thank you for sharing!!!


Jack Wellman December 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Thank you Judy. You are more kind to me than I deserve. We are blessed to know that God indeed is behind and the Cause of all creation and all glory belongs to Him alone.


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Big Scott September 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

You are teaching me a lot, keep it up LOL I have always been a believer, but I never read his Holy word and understood it. Now I read and understand and my thoughts are like a dry sponge, always trying to absorb more. As God says; Opening of the eyes and ears, and I have no intentions of ever being blind and deaf again to his Holy Word. See Ya in heaven brother.


Jack Wellman September 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Thank you so much for the encouragement my friend. That made my day but surely, all glory to God and Him alone. I will look for you in the kingdom my dear brother and may God richly bless you. I wish I had you in the church that I am pastor of for you sound so full of the Spirit of God and such a Barnabas, the son of encouragement.


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