|From Nevi'im (the Prophets), Sefer Melachim א (First Book of Kings), Ch. 19:
11. And He said: "Go out and stand in the mountain before the Lord, Behold! the Lord passes, and a great and strong wind splitting mountains and shattering boulders before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake; not in the earthquake was the Lord.
You may have noticed from an earlier post that my approach to life is tending more toward the philosophical than the pragmatic these days, in the aftermath of my first experience with a "super derecho." So it should be little surprise that I happened to find this bit in today's news --
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.
But after decades of work and billions of dollars spent, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, aren't quite ready to say they've "discovered" the particle.
Instead, experts familiar with the research at CERN's vast complex on the Swiss-French border say that the massive data they have obtained will essentially show the footprint of the key particle known as the Higgs boson — all but proving it exists — but doesn't allow them to say it has actually been glimpsed.
It appears to be a fine distinction.