Author Archives: Morris Engelson

SUSY versus the Creator: An Update

Guest post by Morris Engelson / A challenge to the “fine-tuning” argument for God’s existence is facing its own challenge, as particle physics progresses and undermines it. The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics has been very successful. All but one of the predicted fundamental particles and their attributes has now been experimentally verified. But it is clear that this model is incomplete because it does not address a number of remaining issues as physicists search for the elusive TOE (theory of everything). A partial “solution,” after about 15 years of development, was published in a 1981 paper that extended the SM by introducing the notion of supersymmetry (SUSY). The idea is that every fundamental particle in physics has a symmetrical partner particle (commonly called a sparticle) of spin value ½ less than the ordinary particle. Technically speaking, this introduces a partnership between bosons and fermions.

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