After extensive peer review, the Higgs Boson has finally become actual science.
CERN has not confirmed this is the Higgs Boson, but:
"… as the Standard Model of particle physics only has one undiscovered particle remaining, it probably is the Higgs boson.”
There is also the outside chance of it NOT being the HB, so what happens then? How does a Higgs-less universe come about? Who knows?
All that means is we would have to come up with a new method of physics to explain how particles acquire mass.