LEXX and the Higgs boson? (spoilers)

OK, in the last ep of the series, Kai dies when a machine determines the mass of the Higgs boson. Now, I know that LEXX’s science has always required huge “suspension of disbelief” (the show isn’t about science anymore than ST:TOS was) but this one really gets me. How can simply acquiring a piece of information cause “the Earth to be reduced to the size of a pea”?