Thank you @lemouth for the post. I have had a sumptuous meal of introduction to particle physics. I will be glad if you could spare some of your precious time to throw more light on two things that seems unclear to me in the post viz:
Second, I mostly do research on beyond the Standard Model physics
My question about your statement above is this: If Standard Model physics is accurate and infallible its prediction and explanation of what goes on in the universe, what is the motivation for probing beyond it?
My second question has to do with a statement you made in passing about humans. I know that is not the focus of the article and that you acknowledged that the statement is debatable, nevertheless, I would appreciate if you could explain what you mean by
humans are nothing in our universe (humans should actually keep this in mind more often, but this is another debate)
This is important to me because I think and believe that humans are the most important thing in the universe. Everything else in the universe exist because of us!