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September 18, 2014

Independence Space Center Houston picks new name for shuttle replica

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  • Sweet Sue LaRue posted at 9:32 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    Sweet Sue LaRue Posts: 97

    Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize for Physics

    Higgs Boson

    10-11-2013

    Nobel-winning physicist Peter Higgs holds up a celebratory bottle of London Pride beer at a press conference at the University of Edinburgh on Friday.

    LONDON — It took a state-of-the-art accelerator to prove his theories right, but Nobel Prize winner Peter Higgs says he learned of his award in physics the old-fashioned way: Word on the street.

    Higgs says he was walking down the street in Edinburgh on Tuesday when a former neighbor got out of her car to congratulate him on the news.

    "I said, 'Oh, what news?'" Higgs told reporters on Friday.

    The Nobel couldn't have come as a complete surprise. Higgs was widely tipped to win the prize after his theory about how subatomic particles get their mass was proven right by experiments at CERN, a giant particle accelerator on the Franco-Swiss border.

    Higgs, speaking at a press conference in the Scottish capital, stressed that other theorists were also involved in the discovery. He shared the $1.2 million prize with Belgian physicist Francois Englert, the co-author of a different paper about the particle now known as the Higgs boson. Both papers were published in 1964.

    The 84-year-old physicist also paid tribute to three other researchers — Gerald Guralnik, Carl Hagen and Tom Kibble — who published yet another paper on the subject just weeks after Higgs did.

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences traditionally calls Nobel laureates to let them know about the prize, but couldn't get through to Higgs. The retired Scottish professor doesn't own a computer or a mobile phone.

     
  • bgrnathan posted at 9:07 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

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    SCIENCE SHOWS THAT THE UNIVERSE CANNOT BE ETERNAL because it could not have sustained itself eternally due to the law of entropy (increasing energy decay, even in an open system). Einstein showed that space, matter, and time all are physical and all had a beginning. Space even produces particles because it’s actually something, not nothing. Even time had a beginning! Time is not eternal. Popular atheistic scientist Stephen Hawking admits that the universe came from nothing but he believes that nothing became something by a natural process yet to be discovered. That's not rational thinking at all, and it also would be making the effect greater than its cause to say that nothing created something. The beginning had to be of supernatural origin because natural laws and processes do not have the ability to bring something into existence from nothing. What about the Higgs boson (the so-called “God Particle”)? The Higgs boson does not create mass from nothing, but rather it converts energy into mass. Einstein showed that all matter is some form of energy.

    The supernatural cannot be proved by science but science points to a supernatural intelligence and power for the origin and order of the universe. Where did God come from? Obviously, unlike the universe, God’s nature doesn’t require a beginning.

    EXPLAINING HOW AN AIRPLANE WORKS doesn't mean no one made the airplane. Explaining how life or the universe works doesn't mean there was no Maker behind them. Natural laws may explain how the order in the universe works and operates, but mere undirected natural laws cannot explain the origin of that order. Once you have a complete and living cell then the genetic code and biological machinery exist to direct the formation of more cells, but how could life or the cell have naturally originated when no directing code and mechanisms existed in nature? Read my Internet article: HOW FORENSIC SCIENCE REFUTES ATHEISM.

    WHAT IS SCIENCE? Science simply is knowledge based on observation. No one observed the universe coming by chance or by design, by creation or by evolution. These are positions of faith. The issue is which faith the scientific evidence best supports.

    Visit my newest Internet site: THE SCIENCE SUPPORTING CREATION

    Babu G. Ranganathan*
    (B.A. Bible/Biology)

    Author of popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED FROM GREEK ROOTS

    *I have given successful lectures (with question and answer period afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and students at various colleges and universities. I've been privileged to be recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis "Who's Who in The East" for my writings on religion and science.

     
 

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