Is Fine-Tuning Real? and Fruitless Higgs Searches | Stars, Cells, and God ep10

Join Jeff Zweerink and Mike Strauss as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence. Mike Strauss’ presentation on fruitless Higgs searches suggests that the goal of basic science research is often to discover something yet unknown about the universe. Yet, many experiments either find nothing unusual or measure something to be in agreement with the expectation. Are these null results useful, and what can scientists learn from them? Here we investigate two papers from the ATLAS collaboration at CERN that have made measurements of the Higgs boson and looked for new Higgs bosons—neither finding anything unexpected—and discuss what insights we gain from such experiments. Scientists almost universally agree that the universe looks fine-tuned for life, but many question whether the design is real. Often, scientists appeal to a multiverse or undiscovered symmetries of nature to explain the fine-tuning. A recent paper explores a third possibility—that something in the laws of physics triggers a mechanism that generates the apparent fine-tuning. We discuss this new approach to see if it “naturally” explains fine-tuning or still points toward a Creator. References: Fine-Tuning For Podcast: A Third Way to Explain Fine Tuning For YouTube: “A Third Way to Explain Fine Tuning,” Francesco Riva (article) Fruitless Higgs For Podcast: Search for Heavy Resonances Decaying into WW in the eνμν Final State in pp Collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector Measurements of Gluon–Gluon Fusion and Vector-Boson Fusion Higgs Boson Production Cross-Sections in the H→ W W ∗→ eνμν Decay Channel in pp Collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector For YouTube: “Search for Heavy Resonances Decaying into WW in the eνμν Final State in pp Collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector,” The ATLAS Collaboration (article) “Measurements of Gluon–Gluon Fusion and Vector-Boson Fusion Higgs Boson Production Cross-Sections in the H→ W W ∗→ eνμν Decay Channel in pp Collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector,” The ATLAS Collaboration (article) Help us create even more empowering resources! Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/ Follow RTB_Official for updates! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_official Instagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_official Website: http://www.reasons.org