The Large Hadron Collider

Submitted by david.reagan on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 21:15

So I was reading in my latest Popular Science about the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The purpose of the LHC is to fire two photons at each other at extremely high velocities and take pictures of what happens when they collide.

Now, the reason they want to do this is that they know there are things out there that they haven't seen yet. There is something missing in their current knowledge of physics. They can explain most of the world with what they know, but there are things that don't fit right. For instance, they have calculated that there has to be more mass in the universe than what we can see. They call that extra mass Dark Matter, they have even been able to see how it apparently bends light. But they haven't actually seen or proven the existence of Dark Matter. They just know it has to be there.

When I was reading about that, it made me laugh. Scientists scoff at religion and faith because they can't see or prove it. And yet because they find something missing in their physics, they spend ten billion dollars building something to see what they know has to be there.

Isn't that the same thing that religion and faith is? We know that there is something missing in our lives. There's this hole inside us that affects how we live, and so we know that there has to be something out there that explains why there is a hole. Just like the scientists know that there has to be Dark Matter.

Religion and philosophy is the LHC of our lives. And when we start examining the data from that LHC, we will find that the answer to what is missing is our connection with God. From there we will experiment and find that it is faith in Jesus Christ that fills up that hole.

It really is pretty awesome!