SPACE

We Owe Our Entire Existence To These Tiny Particles

Aug 09, 2016 at 4:43 PM ET

Make sure to trot this one out the next time you’re making a Smug Atheist Point at a family function with people who have spent decades longer than you relying on religion as a source of comfort: our entire existence is due to neutrinos.

Neutrinos, tiny fedora-wearing particles that keep matter and antimatter from combining and destroying each other, are the only reason anything exists at all.

Not God, grandma.