I was surprised when I read this today:
"The biggest drawback of the Higgs boson is that so far no evidence of its existence has been found. Instead a fair amount of indirect evidence already suggest the elusive particle does not exist. Indeed, modern theoretical physics is constantly filling the vacuum with so many contraptions such as the Higgs boson that is amazing a person can even see the stars on a clear night! Although future accelerators may well find direct evidence of the Higgs boson and show that motivations for postulating its existence are correct, I believe things will not be so simple. I must point out this does not mean the entire standard model is wrong. Rather, the standard model is only an approximation - albeit a good one - of reality."
This was a paragraph, of an excerpt, published in the July, 2012 issue of Scientific American, page 70. The article published chosen excerpts by Nobel winners in physics. The author of this excerpt was Martinus J. G. Veltman who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1999 together with Gerard 't Hooft, "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics".
His direct comments about the standard model are not what I found meaningful, rather that people here (with little credentials) often post their views on these same things with passionate absoluteness; while a noble winner in physics would maintain a more open mind. The latter, is a beneficial trait that should transcends scientific models to all human thinking.