So, I've been reading about the Higgs because of all of this excitement lately with the LHC. I'm just a layman in physics but one thing I understood was that the Higgs field permeates all of space with a non-zero value. So...
Is this like how the vacuum fluctuations don't allow for space to be truly empty?
Does the same thing happen to the electromagnetic field so that nowhere in the universe is there zero charge?
This QM stuff is deep lol