Natura non facit saltus.
The above comic is much more funny if you insert the following statement before the speech balloon:"After we took several hits of our new experimental highly hybridized marijuana..." Which is about the only scientific explanation I can come up with as to why so many people doing publicly funded HEP research believe in this tripe. Rule of thumb: If spontaneous anything is required, or some un-measurable substance (i.e. unobtanium, impossibillium, dark matter, dark energy, dark doo-doo, etc.)in order for the theory to function, then DO NOT FUND IT. There, problem solved.
I'm all for Hong Kong: don't let the morons and the government get the money in the first place.