Higgs boson: Scientists find signs of missing 'God particle'

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    GENEVA: Scientists said on Tuesday they had found signs of the Higgs boson, an elementary particle believed to have played a vital role in the creation of the universe
    after the Big Bang.

    Higgs boson: Scientists find signs of missing 'God particle' - The Times of India
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    Finding signs is no good, it is so elusive that it must be proved beyond doubt to be believed.
     
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    I am not yet convinced of Atomic Theory.
     
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    Nuclear weapons wouldn't have been possible if not for Atomic theory. We get fission bombs and thermonuclear bombs by splitting atoms and joining them resply.

    Tank armour and ammunition also needs intricate knowledge of atomic theory.

    Air wouldn't exist as we know it without the laws defining atomic theory.

    Some aspects may be wrong or a tad bit different, but the general idea is conclusive enough for it to exist.
     
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    It is a theory relying on assumptions.
     
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    How the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Could Break Physics | Wired Science | Wired.com
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson
    Lederman said he gave it the nickname "The God Particle" because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive,"[64][65][67] but jokingly added that a second reason was because "the publisher wouldn't let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing."[65]
     
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    Pretty much everything in mathematics is an assumption.

    Everything tends to infinity.
     
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    isn't infinity is the only numer which has no exact value.
    everything else has a value.
     
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