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Mass, Higgs Field and Speed of Light

  1. Oct 7, 2009 #1
    I saw in a documentary, that the higgs mechanism is what gives us mass and that a massless object should be able to move at the speed of light.
    Therefore the higgs field is slowing us down.

    When i move my arm in the air, am i interacting with the higgs field? Am I assigning movement to the higgs field, just like i can move wather when diving under it?
    What powers the higgs field?
    If we should move at the speed of light, and we cant even get to 1% of it, what happens to the other 99% of the energy we use to move ourselfs?
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
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