Quote taken form the October 8, 2013 Scientific American article, “Could the Higgs Nobel Be The End of Particle Physics”
“A senior physicist went so far as to tell me that he was “totally unexcited by the discovery of the Higgs boson”.”
Why, Because of this?
“The Standard Model is regarded as a highly “unnatural” theory. Aside from having a large number of different particles and forces, many of which seem surplus to requirement, it is also very precariously balanced. If you change any of the 20+ numbers that have to be put into the theory even a little, you rapidly find yourself living in a universe without atoms. This spooky fine-tuning worries many physicists, leaving the universe looking as though it has been set up in just the right way for life to exist.“
Atheists, be afraid, be very afraid!