“God Particle” Discovery Means Woes for Atheists?

Check this out: http://i.imgur.com/Y69cF.png According to some Tweeters, the recent (probable) discovery of the Higgs Boson (unfortunately tagged “The God Particle” by physicist Leon Lederman) has some people once again writing obituaries for atheism. Of course, it seems unlikely that these particular individuals have advanced degrees in physics, philosophy, or theology, so their pronouncements should be given the weight of something lighter than a Higgs Boson. Still, the response should surprise no one. Maybe someone should suggest to physicists that they stop using any God metaphors. There will always be those who take them literally.

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