from @DerpParticle on Twitter: Retweets of people not really understanding what the “God Particle” is.
(Note that many of these people being RTed are trolling, and as Modern Primate has noted before, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the real dummies and the trolls. (Un?)Fortunately, plenty of these people are actually saying something stupid, without irony.)
A beautiful image that vividly shows why no one in the science community with any sense wanted to call the Higgs Boson the ‘god particle’. Because of crap like this. I can imagine some dude on his computer going “MOM, THEY FOUND GOD’S DNA.. PARTICLE.. THING. I JUST KNOW IT BELONGS TO GOD SOMEHOW”
I always understood why it was referred to as the “God particle”, and really, it IS a pretty good nick-name for it - in more of an ironic way. But I hadn’t really realized why people hated others referring to it as the God Particle until just right now.
People actually think this is scientific evidence of God. Seriously. Like it’s Jesus’ skin-flake or something.