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Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Higgs Boson May End Universe

( [email protected] ) Sep 08, 2014 11:55 AM EDT
Popular evolutionist Stephen Hawking recently state that the "God Particle" that he believes created the world may actually end it as well.
Stephen Hawking is currently the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. (AP)

Popular atheist and scientist Stephen Hawking recently warned that the 'God Particle' that evolutionists believe created the world may actually end it as well.

The particle, which is called Higgs boson,"has the worrisome feature" that may become unstable at extremely high energies and create a "black hole" that would  lead to a "catastrophic vacuum decay" and eventually collapse the universe, the 72 year old professor stated his new book titled "Starmus," according to the Daily Express.

"This could happen at any time and we wouldn't see it coming," Hawking continued.

However, he says such a black hole could take trillions of years to topple the universe, and scientists don't yet have a particle accelerator large enough to create the conditions necessary for such an occurrence.

"A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV [the required giga-electron-volts] would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate," Hawking added, according to the report.

The largest existing accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, helped discover the Higgs boson in Switzerland in  2012.  At the time, Dr. Jay L. Wile, a noted speaker on topics like nuclear chemistry, Christian apologetics and creation vs. evolution, warned Christians to be careful concerning theories emerging from the discovery.

"'The God particle' is an unfortunate name, because the Higgs boson has nothing more to do with God than any other particle in His creation," he told Religion Today. "Now don't get me wrong. It's not that the Higgs boson is unimportant. Indeed, it is very important, and if the results announced really do indicate the existence of the Higgs boson, it is a major victory for the Standard Model of physics. It just has nothing special to do with God."

Wile, who holds an earned PhD from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry, added:

"To the scientists, the Higgs boson is the reason we all exist. However, that's rather foolish," said Wile. "I could just as easily say that without electrical charge there would be no people, because the chemistry that runs our bodies depends on the existence of electrical charge."

However, Christopher Cate of the Unapologetic Apologist urged Christians to not be "afraid of anything that seems to prove God out of the picture," and argued that believer should instead "applaud" the discovery.

"We shouldn't have such a narrow mind in our theology or understanding of His creations, that we are frozen when anything arrives to demolish our framework of interpretation. Our view of God should grow, in fact, with this amazing news, as should the position that the universe requires design by the Creator."

Larry Vardiman, PhD, a retired astro/geophysics senior research scientist at the Institute of Creation Research, offers an alternative perspective:

"Sadly, scientists who have the best seat in the house to observe God's handiwork through a microscope or a telescope often seem to be the first to deny that He is the Creator," said Vardiman. "Because they deny He is Creator, they fail to grasp the ultimate explanation for the world around us. Scripture says it best: 'For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse'" (Romans 1:20).