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White Smoke was seen coming from the top of CERN yesterday.

The Director of Cern announced: Habeum Boson.

They confirmed a Higgs Boson.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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The last time they confirmed it, doncha' know that someone later came along an unconfirmed it...

Maybe wait and see for a while would be more prudent than crowing victory given the history of this thing?


Any scientific find can be falsified anytime by sufficient contrary evidence. The work on what might be a Higgs Boson has been very intense and intensive. The physicists working on it are determined to be very sure of their findings. I suspect they might have caged the beast, but, as you indicate, time will tell.

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From Wikipedia:

The Higgs boson or Higgs particle is a theoretical elementary particle within the Standard Model of particle physics.[6][7] A Higgs-type boson was tentatively confirmed to exist by CERN on 14 March 2013.[8] The announcement followed the July 2012 discovery of a previously unknown boson at the Large Hadron Collider.[9][10] As of March 2013, it is still uncertain whether the new boson that has been discovered exactly matches the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model, or whether multiple Higgs bosons may exist as predicted by other theories.[3] Definitive confirmation of its existence would be "monumental" [11][12] since it would finally prove the existence of the Higgs field,[13][14] the Standard Model's explanation of why some fundamental particles have mass when the symmetries controlling their interactions should require them to be massless, and—linked to this—why the weak force has a much shorter range than the electromagnetic force. Its discovery would validate the final unconfirmed part of the Standard Model, and guide other theories and discoveries in particle physics, and—as with other fundamental discoveries of the past—potentially over time lead to developments in "new" physics,[15] and new technologies.[16][17]

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