This is right there in my favorite bug a boo. My fave weird scientist is Newton. He said that if you can not quantify it you do not know it. This is the part I find so humorous. When faced with an observed fact which blows their theory to hell, they don't flinch and make up some more horsefeathers, just like Ggreg has pointed out.
What do you expect them to do? They just found out about this, and they haven't even verified it yet. You can't start revising things without something a little more substantial.
When I took chemistry and physics we use the planetary model
Which doesn't work, because there is no way to explain why the electrons do not spiral into the nucleus.
and there was no muon, gluon, F*U on or off.
There is direct experimental evidence of muons and gluons, so...what do you want us to do?
We had shells and exchanged ions and it was all very understandable.
We still have that.
Now these things have colour, and charm. What does that mean ? If you can not explain it and people can not understand it , it is horsefeathers.
Color charge is a property for the strong force that works like electric charge for the electromagnetic force. It can be explained and understood.
I don't see what the problem is here.