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Single Idea 21160

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / d. Substantival space]

Full Idea

The point about the Higgs field is that even the lowest-energy state of space is not empty.

Gist of Idea

The Higgs field means even low energy space is not empty

Source

New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 02)

A Reaction

So where is the Higgs field located? Even if there is no utterly empty space, the concept of location implies a concept of space more basic than the fields (about 16, I gather) which occupy it. You can't describe movement without a concept of location.

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.44