Originally posted by ChessPraxis
I am not sure if that conversation confirms or refutes what I just said. It mentions:
“...Higgs interacts with itself, which gives it the mass....”
“....So would you be able to generalize and say that the higgs is mass?
No. The Higgs has a mass, and it is responsible for the mass of other elementary partices. It is responsible for about 1% of the mass of all everyday matter.
“...the Higgs boson is responsible for the rest mass of particles only. Most of the mass of everyday objects (~99% ) comes from binding energy in protons and neutrons. ...”
the “Higgs field” was mentioned there but not the “Higgs mechanism” which surprises me because I thought the Higgs mechanism would be directly relevant to the question there.