Joe Carter answers the question that’s been keeping many of you up at night: What is the “God particle”?
“God particle” is the nickname for the Higgs boson, a particle that was proposed in the 1960s by British physicist Peter Higgs as a way of explaining why other particles have mass. Theoretically, the Higgs particle is responsible for mass, without which there would be no gravity—and no universe.
Carter goes on to address where this odd term came from, how the particle is related to the Big Bang theory, and whether the discovery of the Higgs Boson (a.k.a., “God particle”) is evidence that God did not create the universe.
And he posts a short tutorial, explaining some of the underlying science: