The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests these pip-squeaks, dubbed techni-quarks, are likely lurking in the universe. (1)
We insist on seeking smaller and smaller particles.
We purchase the vision of a man who wanted to be blind (Democritus).
But he had imagination.
We do not. We are just followers.
In an era of dullness, what is more logical than to dig deeper and deeper in the place you are stuck?
We are afraid to go anywhere beyond.
We are afraid to change place.
We like it here with our particles.
It is cozy…
And yes, we will continue “discovering” new particles for ever.
Because once you analyze something into parts, there is no way you can stop…