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Comment 21 by DavidMcC :

... I suspect that the "explanation" for highly asymmetric masses is to make the theory fit experiment, right? So, once again, the data explains the theory, not the other way around.

I can't answer this question in this generality. There are many experimental results that went into the construction of the Standard Model, but when it was completed it then made a huge number of new nontrivial theoretical predictions which were confirmed by experiments afterwards. It always goes both ways, as it should.

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:22:19 UTC | #898283