posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 06:58 AM
Originally posted by samaka
Originally posted by NorEaster
Originally posted by Razziazoid
It's perfectly acceptable. The Standard Model has been in the works for a century, even longer. Everything adds up, all they missed was a particle
that behaved like the Higgs Boson. The model predicted the existence of such a particle/field. And guess what, they found it. So why are you saying
this isn't science? Did you spend all your life working as a physicist?
Obviously you're not that familiar with the actual concept of the Higgs Field.
It's pretty hilarious. You should check it out.
Care to elaborate on your notions as to why you find the concept of the Higgs Field is humorous? I'm curious to see if I can learn anything from your
expressions on this subject. Thanks.
edit on 20-2-2013 by samaka because: (no reason given)
The tech press likens the Higgs Field to a sort of "molasses" that slows down particles enough for them to coalesce into molecules, since the
Standard Model, on its own, doesn't allow for such coalescence. Here's the "simple wiki"
What the Higgs Field assumption (not even a theory) is, is that "something" must exist to make the Standard Model workable, and so
far, all we can think of is this ubiquitous swarming mass of existential molasses that gums up the open road that lays out in front of all the stuff
racing through the universe as a result of the Big Bang, allowing it all to clump together and become bigger and bigger stuff. Everything, except
photons - for no real reason, it seems.
Now, to me, this is no different than trying to patch a inflatable life raft while your taking on water, losing air, and watching the rest of your
real boat slide beneath the waves. All without a patch kit. It reeks of desperation, and that has never been how I see reality - as a patchwork of
backfilling efforts designed to prop up yet another outed failure of basic understanding by yet another fount of antiquated wisdom by those whose
professional careers depend on propping up such stuff.
Reality doesn't need the invention of fixes to make it work. The proponents of this Higgs molasses field admit that they have no idea how such a
field could possibly exist or have been initiated - or why such a field would or should exist, and ahead of literally everything else that did not
exist before that field was in place. All they know is that the Standard Model doesn't work without something violating the basic tenets of that same
Standard Model in the specific manner that is required for mass to exist. After all, mass does exist, even if mass itself is a violation of the
Standard Model. Or so it seems to be the case.
I don't know. Is that enough elaboration?