As always, the rumor of God's demise is a tad premature. The journalist (and I use the term only in the driest academic sense) of this piece is all a-twitter because an upcoming experiment might provide evidence of a particle that might lead to more experiments that might one day lead to a Great and Glorious Unified Theory that permanently consigns God to the dustbin of history, and she wants to be there with a dustpan.
Archimedes is once supposed to have said something like "Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I can move the world". Journalist Ana Elena Azpurua is all giddy over the mere rumor of a "lever long enough", but fails to consider the lack of any place to stand.
Her problem is this; How does she expect scientists to mathematically disprove the existence of God, when they can't prove the existence of mathematics? I'm puzzled how she hopes Science will go about proving that faith is unreasonable, when it can't begin to demonstrate even that reason is reasonable. All Ms. Azpurua's faith is in Scientism, her chosen religion, and she is on the verge of a religious ecstacy, overtaken by mysterious utterances that sound a great deal like gibberish;
"At some point will it be possible to find proof that God or the Ultimate Designer does not exist?" or, "What about possible contributions toward finding a final theory? Would that upset religious believers?"
I don't care how many theories and equations you stack on one another, explain "2+2=4". For that matter, explain why "2" is not just a private concept to which you have some inexplicable sentimental attachment. Face it, madame, the first and fundamental action of Reason is an unreflective leap of blind faith. Faith in our senses, first, and in our ability to rely on reasonable guesses after that. You (and your interview guest) are as thoroughly religious, in your fashion, as any cloistered nun.
Add to that the fact that we learn absolutely nothing of scientific interest from the interview, and you begin to understand how such science groupies as Ms. Azpurua are doing more to destroy real science than any tub-thumping fundamentalist preacher could ever hope to. She's too busy salivating (over the prospect of mankind handing God his pink slip) to actually ask any questions that have to do with, you know, science. It makes the article not only silly, but mind-numbingly dull.
Way to go, Newsweek.