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God versus Particle Physics

God versus Particle Physics

Author: John Davies

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845405601

Category: Science

Page: 241

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The book presents the conclusions of a psychologist seeking to make sense of contemporary particle physics as described in a number of popular science texts and media articles, written by physicists, seeking to explain the workings of the sub-atomic world. The accounts, it is argued, are a) mutually exclusive and contradictory, and b) metaphysical or magical in essence. Themes of the book include: a discussion of the way we allow physicists to invent things that have no perceivable qualities, on the grounds that they 'must' be there because otherwise their preconceptions are wrong or their sums don't work; that, from a psychological perspective, contemporary theory in particle physics has the same properties as any other act of faith, and the same limitations as belief in God; and that physics has now reached a point at which increasingly physicists research their own psychological constructions rather than anything which is unambiguously 'there' or real. It encourages people to ask basic questions of the type we often use to question the existence of God; such as 'Where is he/it?', 'Show me?', 'Do it then', 'When did it happen?', 'How do you know it exists?', and so on, and suggests that people take a leaf out of Dawkins' text, The God Delusion, but apply it to high-end physics as much as to religious dogma: turning water into wine is a mere conjuring trick compared to producing an entire universe out of nothing.

God Particle Physics for Dummies

God Particle Physics for Dummies

Author: Michael Mathiesen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1478350695

Category: Self-Help

Page: 74

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The God Particle (Higgs boson) may be the greatest discovery in history and only recently made in Geneva Switzerland by scientists using the Large Hadron Collider, the most expensive scientific apparatus ever conceived by the human mind. This newly discovered particle or field is more important, more profound than the discovery of the Atom because the God Particle is the force that defines all the atoms, all the elements contained in all the stars, all the planets, and even all the stuff that we are made of as well as everything else in the entire universe and it does this without leaving any evidence behind – not a trace, until now. Many readers will consider this to be the single most important book they have read in their lives because it simply and elegantly explains the readers entire life experience in terms of how it may fit into the over-all scheme of things. The author knows that this may seem at the onset to be the boldest of claims, but this knowledge when fully appreciated can and will provide the human race or the individual with everything they ever dreamed of. The technology provided here could be the precursor of a new type of religion. You've heard about the Laws of Probability. The discovery of the God Particle and this book's deeper look into the related technology unleashes the Laws of Possibility working in and around us all the time. Can you afford not knowing about this? God Particle Physics for Dummies is a basic introduction to God Particle Physics, the newest branch of Science and the most fundamental knowledge today since it is the newest supporting framework of all physics, chemistry, biology and even Evolution. God Particle Physics For Dummies is a lay person's easy-to-understand explanation of what the God Particle is all about, how it determines all our major life events as well as how to change the course of one's destiny and even how to put this energy to work for you. Even though the book points to a path that leads back to "God" or the originating source of these magnificent forces all around us, this is not a spiritual book, because all of the Science presented here is now known and proven, not mere speculation, wish fulfillment and guesswork like other books of this nature, however, the reason this particle is named for God, or The Source of all things is clearly shown. In the final chapters, the author makes a prediction that could eventually prove his theory. When one or more individuals absorbs this radically new and revolutionary technology, this may become the start of a Tsunami wave of a higher consciousness that will overwhelm our planet. The author hopes that his prediction will be born out sometime within his own lifetime. But whenever it is born out, the greatest paradigm shift in human evolution will begin. Our understanding of our role in the universe will accelerate and our ability to manage our future evolution on a steady course headed for final peace, prosperity, equality and justice shared amongst all Mankind may finally be ours. The author calls this "Plugging IN' - Plugging In to the greatest energy in the universe. The rewards one can receive for "Plugging-In" to this force are infinite in scope, the benefits to society unimaginable. The technology introduced in God Particle Physics for Dummies will allow anyone, anywhere, at any time to "Plug-In" to the force that begat all other forces. Buy the Print book and give to friends and/or try the AUDIBLE BOOK version so that you can listen to the book while at work or play. TinyUrl.com/Godsbook And Watch my latest video and attend my workshop in Hawaii MichaelMathiesen.com Get 'Plugged In' - today.

God versus Particle Physics

God versus Particle Physics

Author: John Davies

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845405595

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 631

The book presents the conclusions of a psychologist seeking to make sense of contemporary particle physics as described in a number of popular science texts and media articles, written by physicists, seeking to explain the workings of the sub-atomic world. The accounts, it is argued, are a) mutually exclusive and contradictory, and b) metaphysical or magical in essence. Themes of the book include: a discussion of the way we allow physicists to invent things that have no perceivable qualities, on the grounds that they 'must' be there because otherwise their preconceptions are wrong or their sums don't work; that, from a psychological perspective, contemporary theory in particle physics has the same properties as any other act of faith, and the same limitations as belief in God; and that physics has now reached a point at which increasingly physicists research their own psychological constructions rather than anything which is unambiguously 'there' or real. It encourages people to ask basic questions of the type we often use to question the existence of God; such as 'Where is he/it?', 'Show me?', 'Do it then', 'When did it happen?', 'How do you know it exists?', and so on, and suggests that people take a leaf out of Dawkins' text, The God Delusion, but apply it to high-end physics as much as to religious dogma: turning water into wine is a mere conjuring trick compared to producing an entire universe out of nothing.

Collider

Collider

Author: Paul Halpern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470286203

Category: Science

Page: 274

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An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important? Getting a handle on the science behind the LHC can be difficult for anyone without an advanced degree in particle physics, but you don't need to go back to school to learn about it. In Collider, award-winning physicist Paul Halpern provides you with the tools you need to understand what the LHC is and what it hopes to discover. Comprehensive, accessible guide to the theory, history, and science behind experimental high-energy physics Explains why particle physics could well be on the verge of some of its greatest breakthroughs, changing what we think we know about quarks, string theory, dark matter, dark energy, and the fundamentals of modern physics Tells you why the theoretical Higgs boson is often referred to as the God particle and how its discovery could change our understanding of the universe Clearly explains why fears that the LHC could create a miniature black hole that could swallow up the Earth amount to a tempest in a very tiny teapot "Best of 2009 Sci-Tech Books (Physics)"-Library Journal "Halpern makes the search for mysterious particles pertinent and exciting by explaining clearly what we don't know about the universe, and offering a hopeful outlook for future research."-Publishers Weekly Includes a new author preface, "The Fate of the Large Hadron Collider and the Future of High-Energy Physics" The world will not come to an end any time soon, but we may learn a lot more about it in the blink of an eye. Read Collider and find out what, when, and how.

Particle Physics At The Year Of Light - Proceedings Of The Seventeenth Lomonosov Conference On Elementary Particle Physics

Particle Physics At The Year Of Light - Proceedings Of The Seventeenth Lomonosov Conference On Elementary Particle Physics

Author: Studenikin Alexander I

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813224575

Category: Science

Page: 596

View: 684

The volume of these proceedings is devoted to a wide variety of items, both in theory and experiment, of particle physics such as electroweak theory, fundamental symmetries, tests of the standard model and beyond, neutrino and astroparticle physics, hadron physics, gravitation and cosmology, physics at the present and future accelerator. Contents: Neutrino PhysicsPhysics at Accelerators and Studies in SM and BeyondAstroparticle Physics and CosmologyCP Violation and Rare DecaysHadron PhysicsNew Developments in Quantum Field TheoryProblems of Intelligentsia Readership: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals, both experimentalists and theoreticians, working in particle physics and high energy physics, gravitation and cosmology.

Psychiatry Declining

Psychiatry Declining

Author: Simon A. Brooks

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525566219

Category: Medical

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People suffering from mental illnesses are among the most vulnerable of our society’s unfortunates. They deserve our support and care. While the clinical care they receive from front-line psychiatrists and other clinicians is generally good in the Western world, better understanding of mental illness is desperately needed. Every year or so sees new diagnoses added to the list of mental disorders, each with cohorts of new patients. Every year or so sees new estimates—ever swelling—of the number of those suffering from mental illness. But does this demonstrate progress? The academics and others who control the psychiatric profession have opted for what they consider an objective approach to comprehending mental illness. Tragically, they have adopted the mantra “Mental Illness is Brain Disease” and have attempted to work with this approach exclusively. Any interest in patients as individual human beings has been put aside; without that connection, we’ve achieved almost no progress in well over a century. According to Dr. Simon A. Brooks, any understanding of what constitutes a mental illness seems to be disappearing. The boundary between “normal” and “pathological” in human behaviour is increasingly blurred. Almost anything can be labelled as a disorder, and psychiatry has no clear idea of which conditions it should be addressing. Even grief can now be stigmatised as depression. Meanwhile the public is sold myths about psychiatry resting upon a secure foundation of neuroscience and that breakthroughs are just around the corner. After a century, how can they still be just around the corner? In this disturbing book, Dr. Brooks analyses the nature and causes of this dangerous divide between practise and reality, using evidence to show why our mental health crisis must be resolved.

Inventing God

Inventing God

Author: Jon Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317218432

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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In this controversial book, philosopher and psychoanalyst Jon Mills argues that God does not exist; and more provocatively, that God cannot exist as anything but an idea. Put concisely, God is a psychological creation signifying ultimate ideality. Mills argues that the idea or conception of God is the manifestation of humanity’s denial and response to natural deprivation; a self-relation to an internalized idealized object, the idealization of imagined value. After demonstrating the lack of any empirical evidence and the logical impossibility of God, Mills explains the psychological motivations underlying humanity’s need to invent a supreme being. In a highly nuanced analysis of unconscious processes informing the psychology of belief and institutionalized social ideology, he concludes that belief in God is the failure to accept our impending death and mourn natural absence for the delusion of divine presence. As an alternative to theistic faith, he offers a secular spirituality that emphasizes the quality of lived experience, the primacy of feeling and value inquiry, ethical self-consciousness, aesthetic and ecological sensibility, and authentic relationality toward self, other, and world as the pursuit of a beautiful soul in search of the numinous. Inventing God will be of interest to academics, scholars, lay audiences and students of religious studies, the humanities, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, among other disciplines. It will also appeal to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and mental health professionals focusing on the integration of humanities and psychoanalysis.

Room for Doubt

Room for Doubt

Author: Ben Young

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434710451

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 241

Many people have questions about faith. Ben Young knows what it’s like to feel as if you’re alone in your doubts. In Room for Doubt, Ben offers: An honest look at hard questions about God, the Bible, and faith Examples of spiritual giants in Scripture and history who doubted Insight into how to process uncertainty, suffering, and disappointment with God Clarity on the difference between uncertainty and mystery Encouragement about how doubt and faith go together Ben invites you to let doubt become your ally, rather than your enemy. Discover how your questions can lead to a deeper, richer faith.

Secrets to a Happy Life

Secrets to a Happy Life

Author: Bill Giovannetti

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441262615

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 436

Inspiring Biblical Wisdom Helps Readers Overcome Dissatisfaction and Discontent Deep, lasting satisfaction and contentment elude many people. In his accessible book, Giovannetti addresses this contemporary issue by guiding readers through the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. He answers the question Is contentment possible? with a resounding yes. Biblical wisdom and practical advice will help the reader find contentment in God rather than circumstances. The author teaches at Tozer Theological Seminary and Simpson University as well as pastoring a church of more than 2,500.

New Scientist

New Scientist

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Page: 68

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.