First Post

In the first class, I learned a bit more than I had about how Energy is measured in a particle collision. I'm still having issues with the exact methods of calculating momentum, but I have a general idea. After the class, I walked away with one big question. I understand that the standard model is essentially based off a numbering system, but I'm curious as to whether that numbering system just happened to be subjectively true or if it's just a good way to understand the basic  interactions of particles.