This week some people have been convinced, through the usual entanglement of prejudice and random internet rumour, that an upcoming December 13 CERN seminar will announce evidence for fairies. We should only believe rumours that make physical sense, like superluminal neutrinos. There are no fairies.
The 20th century insistence on manifest locality in particle physics hearkens back to the materialist age, and to the inadequacy of classical methods. Today we know that locality is an extra condition, emerging from more fundamental categorical rules. Geometry is not always commutative. The tetractys is but a commutative shadow of three qutrit paths, and a doubling of the tetractys is obtained on considering two distinct bracketings for nonassociative paths.
Rest mass cannot be due to fairies, because rest mass must reside in the localization rules. As the successful Koide formula has shown us, these rules go beyond classical geometry, classical symmetry and the ubiquitous Lagrangian. The particles we observe are braids, and there are no braids for fairies. The $54$ dimensions of the bioctonion algebra account for $27$ (left handed) particles: $3$ electrons, $6$ neutrinos, $18$ quarks. The dark sector will be explained by the non local properties of this spectrum. New matter is a matter for engineering, not for fairy tales.
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