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To understand what’s fishy about the observable Higgs mass being so low, first you must know that it is actually the sum of two inputs: the bare Higgs mass (which we don’t know) plus contributions from all the other Standard Model particles, contributions collectively known as “quantum corrections.”
The second number in the equation is an enormous negative, coming in around minus 1018 GeV. Compared to that, the result of the equation, 125 GeV, is extremely small, close to zero. That means the first number, the bare Higgs mass, must be almost the opposite, to so nearly cancel it out. To some physicists, this is an unacceptably strange coincidence.
Or it could be that it’s not the bare Higgs mass doing the heavy lifting here; it could be that there are additional contributions to the quantum corrections that physicists don’t know about.
Either way, many particle physicists aren’t comfortable with this situation. There’s no known underlying reason for these almost exact cancellations, and insisting that “it is the way it is” is unsatisfying.Madeleine O’Keefe, “Fine-tuning versus naturalness” at Symmetry
In general, we are informed, physicists want nothing in their theories that seems “contrived.” One physicist quoted puts her faith in supersymmetry and others dream of a final theory in which fine-tuning disappears.
Prediction: It’ll get worse. The no-fine-tuning theories will get crazier. The war on math, will intervene to create a welcome distraction.
See also: What becomes of science when the evidence does not matter?