USCCB doctrine official comments on Higgs Boson
CWN – July 18, 2012
Physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University writes in Newsweek that the description of the Higgs Boson as the “God particle” is “unfortunate,” because the particle
validates an unprecedented revolution in our understanding of fundamental physics and brings science closer to dispensing with the need for any supernatural shenanigans all the way back to the beginning of the universe—and perhaps even before the beginning, if there was a before … The Higgs particle is now arguably more relevant than God.
“While the Higgs particle may help us in understanding the relationship between mass and matter, it does not explain why the Higgs particle itself exists,” says executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Doctrine. “There must be a being whose very nature demands that it exists and, because of this, is able to bring other beings into existence. That being is God.”
Additional sources for this story: Faith, Science and a Grownup’s God (USCCB Blog) usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2012/07/faith-science-and-grownups-god.html