Doubtless everyone here by now has heard that the best evidence yet has been found for the Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle” proposed by six physicists in 1964. If it exists, it would help explain much about the universe, including the fact that other particles have mass.

Of course, many scientists really hate that the media calls it the God Particle— but since it might be a matter of more than one kind of particle, does that mean we’ll have monotheistic and polytheistic Higgs boson theorists?

And for those needing some easy background: