Is the Higgs Field a new form of an old idea?

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The Higgs mechanism requires a quantum field (the Higgs Field) to permeate all space.
This field has been added to the Standard Model.
Is the Higgs field a "new form" of an old idea (the eather)?
 

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No, all fields permeate all of space-time. Including, eg, the electromagnetic field.
 
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The Higgs field does not have a preferred reference frame. It has nothing in common with the old idea of an ether.
 

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