This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Thursday, 5 July 2012

The god Patecatl

Since this is a leading religious blog, read by many people who are crying out for spiritual nourishment, we could not ignore the theological implications of the recent discovery of the god Patecatl.

God Patecatl

The god Patecatl

This chap, who looks as though he were made of Lego, is part of Aztec mythology, a god of healing and fertility, and discoverer of peyoteas (all facts copied and pasted from Wikipedia verified by the department of Mexican studies at the University of Notting Hill).

Peyote is a cactus also known as cactus pudding, devil's-root, divine cactus, dry-whiskey, dumpling cactus, Indian-dope, mescal-buttons, turnip cactus, and white-mule. In the expert view of Dr Damian Thompson it is connected with addiction (but then so are ordinary dumplings, buttons and turnips).

Deadly turnip

An ordinary turnip: do not attempt to sniff this

So, you are asking, how did they discover the god Patecatl? Well, boffins in Switzerland were in fact looking for the Higgs boson, predicted in 1964 to explain the Brout-Englert-Higgs-Hagen-Guralnik-Kibble mechanism and... shall we skip this bit, which I'm sure you know already, and go back to the theology?

The latest news is that the god Patecatl has been sighted in Switzerland - in fact he seems to be spending much of his time going round and round in a Large Hadron Collider, swearing furiously every time he gets hit by a Proton.

Proton collided

Colliding with a Proton

Serious objections have expressed by religious leaders, mainly based on the Ten commandments, and specifically, "Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me." Thus, Professor Higgs is under pressure to explain why he has deliberately attempted to revive a long-discredited "strange god."

Well, I think that's all we have to say on the matter. If anyone tries to sell you a Higgs Boson, just say NO.

Shine, Patecatl, shine!

Unsaved people welcoming the news of the god Patecatl

1 comment:

  1. Now they have found the long lost blog particle, what will they do with the Large Hadron Collider? I think you should have a competition on your luvvly blog for the best suggestion, doctor. I think it should be used for extreme brain surgery.