The God Particle

The quest for the Higgs boson is a modern secular reflection of a more timeless esoteric theme.

The recently released news, that researchers at Chicago’s Fermilab Tevatron particle accelerator released inconclusive results from their recent efforts to the journal Physical Review Letters, actually inspires a sense of wonder in me.

The idea that as you slice matter down and look into the nature of physical manifest reality, the pith of the matter increasingly eludes you, more and more, almost suggests a mysterious cosmic veil dance, in a sense.

The Higgs boson “God particle” itself would be, in a sense, the true atom – by this I mean in the sense that the Ancient peripatetic philosophers conceived of the atom – the most fundamental component of material reality.

The more we peer into things the more they elude us, maddeningly so.