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    The Higgs field is what gives particles mass - specifically it gives W and Z bosons mass.

    W and Z bosons are important because they help explain symmetry breaking, which - put simply - is considered part of the reason that invariant laws can result in a non-invariant system. W and Z bosons are also responsible for hydrogen fusion, which is what keeps stars alive.

    The Higgs also helps explain why photons are massless.

    This stuff is hard to explain if particles in general don't have mass, the W and Z bosons especially because they are observed to have mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    W and Z bosons are important because they help explain symmetry breaking, which - put simply - is considered part of the reason that invariant laws can result in a non-invariant system. W and Z bosons are also responsible for hydrogen fusion, which is what keeps stars alive.
    Can you explain further?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Can you explain further?
    W and Z bosons are responsible for the 'weak interaction'. They facilitate emission of neutrinos, which result from radioactive decay, and beta decay.

    In hydrogen fusion, when deuterium and tritium (hydrogen nuclei) come together, beta decay might occur (it doesn't always, and in fact most of the time it doesn't) a W- boson flies out, and an electron and electron antineutrino are emitted, and some helium is left behind. This can happen due to the decay of the boson changing a down quark to an up quark.

    This is interesting because typically only light (as in not heavy) particles can fuse in fusion (as opposed to fission). The reaction releases a certain amount of energy which is conveniently proportional to the mass of the particles, obeying E = mc^2

    That's about all I know, I'm not really an expert on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    I do not fully understand your views, it would be interesting to see you elaborate on your thoughts.

    I specifically do not understand your interpretation of the double slit experiment and its implication in mainstream science.
    There is nothing deeper than the big bang theory. Most mainstream science is so simplified as to stupify the public. There is no spirit science taught mainstreamly and so most people don't get profound insights, only religion and half ass science
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munchies View Post
    There is nothing deeper than the big bang theory. Most mainstream science is so simplified as to stupify the public. There is no spirit science taught mainstreamly and so most people don't get profound insights, only religion and half ass science
    What would be a spirit science?

    Are you gonna figure out what banged the bang? It's an unknown, ya know. You can't just be mad cause someone hasn't figured it out yet.

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    ''Spirit science" ?


    ..who ya gonna call?
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    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



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    dunno what you hold against the higgs mechanism. its the first plausible attempt ever to explain inertia, a problem I daily have to deal wit in technical calculation. besides beating inertia is good for spacetravel.

    I think youre just bored
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    ''Spirit science" ?


    ..who ya gonna call?

    "We're ready to believe you."

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    God takes great amusement in our suffering as he sits in his mighty thrown amongst the luxuries of Heaven, as he has nothing better to do there since there are no problems so our suffering is kind of like a good comedy TV show for him to watch so he doesn't die of boredom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    God takes great amusement in our suffering as he sits in his mighty thrown amongst the luxuries of Heaven, as he has nothing better to do there since there are no problems so our suffering is kind of like a good comedy TV show for him to watch so he doesn't die of boredom!

    It will be deeply tragic if I figure out someday this is the case.

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