Indeed! Is it really Higgs?
Jester comments the latest release of results from LHC relating to the signal interpreted by all fashionable and well-informed physics bloggers as Higgs.
Additional support for a resonance at 125 GeV is emerging. What is new are two events which are interpreted as fusion of two W bosons to Higgs. This is very nice. The only problem is that the predicted rate for these events is so small for standard model Higgs that they would not have been observed. Second not anymore pleasant surprise is that Higgs candidates are indeed produced but with a rate twice than the predicted rate.
Hitherto these signals which are too strong to allow interpretation as standard model Higgs have been interpreted by saying that both CMS and ATLAS have been "lucky". I warned already in the previous Higgs posting that if this good luck continues, it turns to a serious problem. And as Jester mentions, already now people are beginning to suspect that this Higgs is not quite the standard model Higgs. The next step will come sooner or later and will be a cautious proposal spoiling the euphoric mood of co-bloggers: perhaps it is not Higgs at all!
But things go slowly. Colleagues are rather conformistic and remarkably slow as thinkers. There are even those who are still making bets for standard SUSY;-)! I can however hope that after this step colleagures would be finally psychologically mature to consider the TGD prediction for M89 hadron physics as an alternative to Higgs. Accepting this hypothesis as something worth of testing would mean enormous progress on both the theoretical and the experimental side.