Atoms Versus the God Particles
Published: October 8, 2010

As I have explained many times in other essays, atoms are the smallest particles of matter that can exist; the ultimate and smallest division of matter. Since it is impossible for atoms to come into existence out of nothing (the non-existent) or pass away into nothing (masslessness), they are eternal and indestructible. They are the ultimate three-dimensional building-blocks of matter. They are the things that give mass to matter and prevent matter from ever being destroyed. In other words, they are the things that give eternality to the universe. They are the things from which nature forms, increases, and sustains all things, and into which nature again resolves them when they decay or disintegrate. There is an attempt to replace them as the ultimate building-blocks of matter with particles called the “God particles.”

The God particles are hypothetical massless particles that supposedly give mass to matter and prove that the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe is true. In modern physics, they are scientifically called “Higgs bosons.” According to the theory of Atomism, having mass is the standard for existence. Nothing can exist without mass, except the void. To Atomists, it’s ridiculous to believe that there are particles that exist that have no mass and yet give mass to matter. I maintain that no such particles exist.

I will reiterate: Atoms are the smallest particles of matter that can exist; they are the ultimate three-dimensional building-blocks of matter. In modern physics, the Higgs bosons are called the elusive “God particles,” because for over forty years since the English particle physicist Peter Higgs postulated their existence, no particle accelerator has revealed their existence. I argue that no particle accelerator will ever reveal their existence because they don’t exist.

I find it astonishing that the CERN, a European organization for nuclear research, has built the world’s largest particle accelerator to try to find the Higgs bosons. This accelerator is called the “Large Hadron Collidor.” It spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 meters (300 feet) underground, costing about 2.6 billion francs (6 billion dollars) to build. It will undoubtedly help develop a deeper understanding of the aggregates of atoms that make up matter, but it will never find the non-existent massless Higgs Bosons.

As for the individual atoms themselves, they will forever lie far beneath the range of any possible detection. This is because they are infinitesimal and invisible particles that have no color (not even black or gray).

I will conclude that the Large Hadron Collidor will not find the elusive massless God particles, or Higgs Bosons, because they are fictitious particles.

Nothing exists but atoms and the void.