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If there was no Higgs?
If there was no Higgs, what would the universe be like ?
It is not so obvious.
Certainly nothing would bind electrons in atoms. They would move away at the speed of light.
But quarks have strong interactions and cannot live freely. Some sort of bound states of quarks would probably exist, vaguely like protons and neutrons.
Possibly these might bind into nuclear-like matter. Possibly these might clump gravitationally.