The ‘Discovery’ of Higgs

CERN’s announcement today about the ‘Discovery’ of the Higgs-like particle at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is astounding news;  If the ‘discovery’ is proven, the existence of the elusive Higgs particle will have the same level of impact within physics as Apollo did by putting man on the Moon.

I was really humbled by the footage as the announcement went out, wizened old scientists jumping for joy as their decades old search looked to finally be over within their lifetime.

What must it be like to have an ambition like that in life?  To utterly revolutionize the way in which we perceive and consider the Universe around us?

I think it’s mind-blowing personally and an exciting step into understanding the reason for our existence…………..

…………..or, as I like to think of it, another nail in the coffin of religion.